14th Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Liberty, MO

Members of the Clay County African American Legacy Inc. will host its 14th annual Juneteenth Celebration at the historic Garrison School located at 502 N. Water Street at 11:30 a.m. on June 20th. Tickets for the event are $10.00 at the door.

Mr. Sonny Gibson, Kansas City author and historian, the featured guest speaker will host a book signing of his most recent historical work, 1865- Kansas City Early Negro History following his presentation. The program headliner will be a concert performed by the Kansas City AKA Band showcasing guitarist C.J. Walker, at 1:30 p.m.  Walker is featured in the Children’s Mercy T.V. commercial. There will be BBQ chicken wings, hamburgers, hot dogs, and Miss Edith’s homemade Baked Goodies for sale from noon - 2:00 p.m.   Additional Information

The Clay County African American Legacy Inc. (CCAAL Inc.) was founded in 2000 during the Kansas City 150th annual "Celebration of the Heart.” The primary focus of the organization is improving the quality of life for its citizens by educating adults, and especially youth, of the cultural diversity that exists in the Northland. 

In 2001, CCAAL Inc. raised funds to build a Freedom Fountain Monument in Liberty, Missouri, on the lawn of the old courthouse square, and in 2002 installed an a 8 x 10 ft. mural on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building, featuring African American pioneers businesses, schools and churches from the 1820’s to the present day.

CCAAL Inc. purchased Garrison School, established in 1877 to educate black youth of Liberty, from the Liberty School District in 2003. This permanent base of operation allows the organization to present ongoing programming for residents of Clay County and the Greater Kansas City metroplex.

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Clay County African American Legacy, Inc.
502 N. Water St. |  Liberty, MO  64068
Phone: 816-781-7918 |  Email:

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