TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Local residents attended the 16th annual Mississippi Trailblazers awards and black tie gala.
The annual event took place at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo Saturday night.
The theme for this year's program was celebrating diversity: the strength of Mississippi.
The Mississippi Trailblazers Awards recognizes Mississippians for their contributions made to diversity and multiculturalism.
One of those being honored tonight includes Sharon Caples McDougle the NASA crew chief to Dr. Mae Jemison who was the first African American astronaut to travel in space.