Freedom Walk: In Celebration of National Freedom Day

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In Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park

Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park hosts the 2022 Freedom Walk in honor of National Freedom Day continues on Saturday, February 5th, from 10am-1pm is being held in conjunction with the 26th Annual Gullah Celebration. During the event, visitors will learn about the historical connection of Ft. Howell and Mitchelville through the stories passed down from generation to generation.

Speakers include Rev. Dr. Robin Dease of St. Andrews by the Sea and Dr. John Newman of Volunteers in Medicine. The celebration also includes surprise guests and vaccines, screenings, and wellness information provided by Memory Matters, Hilton Head Hospital, Hilton Head Regional Healthcare Senior Center, and Hilton Head Island Fire, Life and Safety.

The Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to replicate, preserve, and sustain an historically significant site and to educate the public about the sacrifice, resilience, and perseverance of the freedmen of Mitchelville and to share the story of how these brave men and women planted strong and enduring familial roots for generations of future African-Americans. Set against the natural backdrop of Hilton Head Island, The Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park will become the Lowcountry’s jewel Civil War attraction.

For more information about this event via our website at exploremitchellville.org or call 843-255-7301.

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