Introducing the AYA
Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park
A Legacy of Endurance and Resourcefulness
Our journey has taken us from our humble beginnings as a dream of many. Today, we embark on a transformative path, embracing a new look while remaining rooted in our rich heritage.
Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park on Hilton Head Island, “Where Freedom Began” is proud to unveil our new brand. Our journey has taken us from our humble beginnings as a dream of Mitchelville Descendants, Historians, and Archeologists. Mitchelville is a sacred place of historical significance for not only the original dreamers– but is a beacon of inspiration and resilience for all Americans. Today, we embark on a transformative path, embracing a new look while remaining rooted in our rich heritage. Our new brand icon, a traditional African AYA, captures the essence of our journey, symbolizing endurance and resourcefulness.
The African Adinkra symbology speaks volumes about our values and the concepts we hold dear. The AYA represents a fern, which gracefully and tenaciously thrives in unexpected places, withstanding the harshest climates and requiring minimal water to survive. This captivating plant reminds us of our own story at Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. Just as the fern grows against all odds, Mitchelville has triumphed over adversity, and the fern’s enduring roots run deep in the soil of perseverance. We strive to emulate the fern’s ability to endure, flourish, and find beauty despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of African Americans who paved the way for freedom and equality since its founding in 1862. We are proud to be the guardians of this sacred ground, where history breathes and stories come alive. Our new brand captures the evolution of our journey and represents the progressive spirit of growth and adaptability.
With our refreshed brand, we invite you to experience Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park in a whole new light. Step into a world where history converges with innovation, where the past intertwines with the future. Immerse yourself in the vibrant narratives of the courageous men and women who called Mitchelville home. Discover their stories of resilience, hope, and triumph over adversity.
Join us as we embark on this exciting new chapter in the history of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. Together, let us let the vines of the AYA engulf our spirit and cultivate endurance, resourcefulness, and a deep appreciation for the indomitable human spirit. We invite you to witness the unfolding of a legacy and to be inspired by the stories of triumph that echo through time. Hear the call of our collective ancestors and share in their joy as we grow and learn together.
Visit us in the heart of the Lowcountry on Hilton Head Island and experience the power of the AYA as it symbolizes our commitment to preserving history, fostering growth, and cultivating a more inclusive future for all, as we protect, preserve and celebrate Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, “Where Freedom Began.”