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Posted on: May 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Emancipation Day

NEWSEmancipation Day

Over two years following the Emancipation Proclamation, emancipation came to Florida on May 20th, 1865. Commemorating the event helps us better understand history and how it continues to impact the present. Come out to Roberto Clemente Park on May 20th, from 3-6pm to partake in the festivities. The theme will be 'Women of 1865 and Thereafter', presented by the Lee County Black History Society invites you to Roberto Clemente Park on May 20th, from 3-6pm. 

Admission is FREE. Parking is FREE, but limited, carpooling is encouraged. 

Roberto Clemente Park, 1936 Henderson Ave, 33916. For more information, call 239-332-8778. 

Emancipation Day 2023

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