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Tel: 417-438-4980 | PO Box  1102  Joplin, MO  64802

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We invite you to join us the 3rd Tuesday of each month, as we plan...

Proceeds from this event will go to support "Park Days" held in August...

August 2nd-4th

A cultural celebration event that educates on African-American freedom

and achievement...

We are already planning next year's "Park Days" event in Joplin, Missouri...


Joplin Emancipation

The Emancipation Celebration Committee will be presenting its 2020 Annual Emancipation "Park Day" Celebration July 31st-August 2nd at Ewert Park in Joplin, MO.  Emancipation "Park Days" is a Joplin tradition, having been celebrated annually since at least 1914 (over 100 years).

The purpose of Emancipation "Park Days" Celebration is to provide a cultural event that educates on African American freedom and achievement.  We use this event to promote cultural diversity and respect for all cultures.  This event is also used to support other Committee objectives which are to serve, educate and advocate in our community.

As in years past, we have three full days of community activities planned and are extremely excited about increasing community participation, while also attracting visitors from surrounding areas.  Activities include: live entertainment, 14th annual car show, kids fun run, resource booths, Kids Fest, Movie in the Park, free swim, kids picnic, historical re-enactments, kids crafts, and much more!  All activities are free to the public, everyone is welcome!

Historically, Emancipation Celebration has been a time of family reunion for local African American families. However, with Joplin, MO having only a 7% African American population, families have bi-racial children, mixed-race marriages, and adopted children from various ethnic backgrounds, the celebration aims to teach African American history and culture while uniting all races in the community.

We would like to take a moment to THANK our Joplin Emancipation Park Days official event Sponsors last year, of 2019!

Please like this post & show your appreciation for their support. Without sponsorship support, this event would not be possible.

Commerce Bank
Joplin Parks and Recreation
The Flip Shop

Outdoor Foundation

National Park Service
The Current Etc.
Leggett & Platt Incorporated
Visit Joplin MO
Liberty Utilities - Empire District
eMotion Media Productions
Debra and David Humphreys

Freedom. Unity. Community.