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8th of August Emancipation Celebration

Overview 

Overview

African Americans pay tribute to their heritage with memorial service, homecoming picnic, salute to Black Music, golf tournament and fashion show. Special events will provide a means of inspiration through reflection on a history of achievements. See the celebration theme and schedule of events: Wednesday, August 2 Back to School Street Dance (All youth welcome) at the WCY Community Center from 6 pm - dusk Open House at the WCY Center at 7 pm Thursday, August 3 River Front Concert from 6 - 8:30 pm at the Riverfront Stage foot of Broadway Friday, August 4 Youth activities, live entertainment, food, vendors, activities and inflatable games at Robert Coleman Park from 12 pm - dusk Annual Emancipation Dance at the Robert Cherry Civic Center at 9 pm (Doors open at 8 pm) $25 advanced, $30 at the door Saturday, August 5 Parade line up 10 am, parade start at 11 am Youth activities, live entertainment, food, vendors, activities and inflatable games at Robert Coleman Park from 12 pm - dusk People’s Choice NeighborHOOD awards at the Robert Cherry Civic Center, doors open at 5 pm, $10 advanced, $15 at the door Sunday, August 6 Salute to Gospel Music & Memorial at 4 pm at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Monday, August 7 NAACP Street Dedication at 12 pm at Robert Coleman Park NAACP Dedication Banquet at 6:30 pm at the Robert Cherry Civic Center Tuesday, August 8 Breakfast from 7 am - 11 am at the W.C.Young Community Center

8th of August Emancipation Celebration