Emancipation Park – The Journey from a Community Gathering Place to an International Destination
The Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 had a significant impact beyond the U.S., challenging other countries to confront their past with regards to slavery, and racial and social justice. Since then many destinations around the world have been exploring how to tell the untold stories of their black and indigenous populations.
Emancipation Park in Houston, Texas presents a case study to help destinations anywhere, tell the stories of their diverse populations and connect visitors to their heritage and culture.
Emancipation Park was established in 1872 by Houston’s African-American community leaders as a place to commemorate the anniversary of their emancipation. The Park is designated a Protected Landmark, and is part of the UNESCO Slave Route Project.
Emancipation Park Conservancy was created in 2021 to preserve, manage and enhance the park for current and future visitors.
Join us to learn more about the historic park, and its journey from a community gathering place to an international destination.
Date: 03/03/2021 3:00 pm