The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Ahmad Ward on March 11 at 2 p.m., to learn more about the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. Ward is the Executive Director for the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park whose mission is to preserve, promote and honor Historic Mitchelville, the first self-governed town of formerly enslaved people in the United States. The brave men and women that built this community planted strong and enduring familial roots for generations of future African-Americans. Mitchelville’s significance in American history is profound. Ward will discuss the fascinating story of Mitchelville, highlight what his organization is currently doing to promote the history and give some insight into the future plans of the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park.
Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. coastaldiscovery.org.