N E W S R E L E A S E
Aug. 20, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Veda McMullen, Communications Specialist
Freedom Park Settlement presentation
Learn more about the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park during an interpretive talk on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Park’s Interpretive Center, 5537 Centerville Rd.
Col Lafayette Jones Jr, a descendent of those who lived on the land during the 18th century, will offer a presentation on the 18th century life and freedom experienced by those who lived here more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. A book signing, “My Great, Great, Grandfather’s Journey,” will follow the presentation. The event is open to all ages.
For more information on Freedom Park, stop by, visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4022.