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Emancipation Park is a scared jewel founded in 1872 by freed former slaves. The community, led by 4 young men, gathered $800 to purchase the 10 acres of land for the African American community as a space to celebrate their freedom. On June 19, 1865 ‘Juneteenth,’ Texas slaves learned of their freedom. African Americans, including those in Freedmen’s Town, would congregate at Emancipation Park due to being barred from using public parks per segregation laws. Present day, we still celebrate Juneteenth and want the community to celebrate with us!
Join us June 15th from 10a-5p at Emancipation Park. Our theme this year is “Celebrating Our Legacy, Bridging Future Generations”
Enjoy fun activities for the whole family including kids zone, stage performance, fun park tours, food, games and much more!
CALLING PERFORMERS, VENDORS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS!
Emancipation Park Conservancy is now accepting applications!!
Email us at email@example.com for more information or 713-528-1872 or click application below to complete online form.
It’s that time of year again and we are gearing up for our annual Juneteenth Celebration!
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