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In 1924 Paul and Sidney Ewert deeded land to create a recreational space for the area’s Black community. The Ewerts saw the Black community being left out of the traditional park system and sought to create a safe space for families to hold outside gatherings and enjoy the outdoors without fear of retribution. Ewert Park soon became a safe space for the Black community to hold events and the park soon hosted the first August Fourth, or Emancipation Days, celebration which is a tradition that persists to this day.

Ewert Park

846 Murphy Blvd

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