In August of 1932 Mr. Walter Perry conceived of and created the first of August Celebration, commemorating the emancipation of slaves from the British Empire and the United States.
In the years to come, tens of thousands of people of a variety of ethnic groups from across Canada and the U.S.A. gathered in Windsor to celebrate emancipation. The celebrations continued to grow and featured such guest speakers as Martin Luther King Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Soon it became known as The Greatest Freedom Show On Earth!
In co-operation with Parks & Recreation and several concerned local groups and individuals, we have outlined formats for events and the means by which they may be achieved.
We are committed to supporting our heritage societies, to facilitate forums and special events, and solidify productive and lasting relationships with like-minded, progressive individuals and associations.
We particularly appreciated the support of local celebrities and sports figures, politicians, and business owners each year.
Be a part of the legacy and show your support, so that the Emancipation Celebration will continue to grow and draw more celebrants from around the world to Windsor, Ontario.
THIS YEAR’S EVENT WAS HELD AUGUST 5 & 6, 2017 IN LANSPEARY PARK, WINDSOR. STAY TUNED FOR NEXT YEAR’S DATES.