2020 Juneteenth Celebration and
Historical Marker Unveiling and Dedication
The Clay County African American Legacy will continue with its 20th Annual Liberty Juneteenth Celebration Fundraiser via Facebook Live-Stream due to COVID-19.
The event will be live-streamed on social media on July 24th, at 6:30 p.m. The program will feature the unveiling and dedication of a historical marker placed on the Garrison School site by the Clay County African American Legacy, The Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas City, and the City of Liberty.
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.
Two new brochures available for download
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Garrison School Cultural Center African American Historical Sites