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Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration

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Pay tribute to Paducah's African American heritage! Memorial service, youth activities, live entertainment and much more. Special events will provide a means of inspiration through reflection on a history of achievements.

SPECIAL EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION EVENTS INCLUDE:

  • August 5: Open House at W.C. Young Community Center
  • August 6: Riverfront Concert at Paducah Riverfront
  • August 7: James Dawson Annual Fish Fry at W.C. Young Community Center and Emancipation Dance at Robert Cherry Civic Center
  • August 8: Emancipation Breakfast at W.C. Young Community Center and 8th of August Parade
  • August 9: Gospel Salute

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