DC Emancipation Day (Lights of Freedom) at Walter Pierce Park


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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Walter Pierce ParkCalvert Street NW @ Duke Ellington BridgeWashington, DC 20009


Each year Washington Parks & People holds an Lights of Freedom ceremony, honoring the 8,428 African Americans buried in Walter Pierce Park. This day requires an enormous amount of help each year. Washington Parks & People needs help in setting up 2000+ luminaries bags throughout the park that will be lit in remembrance at dusk.

The actual event will take place from 6 - 9:30pm; however, we need volunteers starting at 9am to help assemble the bags. If you cannot come at 9am, feel free to come at anytime throughout the day. Both large groups and individuals would be wonderful for this event. We hope to see you there!

For more info or to RSVP please send an email to info@washingtonparks.net


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Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 9am-5pm but can come for various times

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