On Saturday, Frazier Park will host both the Juneteenth celebration and Derby Day in the Park.

Organized by the Tipton County NAACP, the Juneteenth event will promote awareness about the significance of the newest federal holiday. It’s a day set aside to commemorate the announcement of emancipation.

On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce that all enslaved people in the state were now free, marking the end of slavery in the United States.


This day, known as Juneteenth, has become an important commemoration of African American history and culture. It serves as a reminder of the struggles and injustices faced by Black people throughout history, as well as a celebration of their resilience, strength, and contributions to society.

Saturday’s celebration will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will have free food, bouncy houses, music, and community.

Saturday evening, Alpha Kappa Alpha Incorporated® Xi Lambda Omega Chapter is hosting Derby Day in the Park.

Organizers say the groundbreaking event will be an upscale one – tickets are $50 each – and will be an event like rural West Tennessee has never seen.

There will be live music and dancing, food trucks, a cigar vendor, and more.

Derby Day is a fundraiser for scholarships, disaster relief, March of Dimes, American Heart Association, cancer research and other charitable causes.

For more information about the event, click here.

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