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With no other site serving as such a template or illuminating the authentic story of the place where
freedom began for America’s Black citizens, Historic Mitchelville is uniquely positioned to broaden the
awareness and recognition of its rich story. Actions to do so began more than three years ago under
the leadership of HMFP’s Board of Directors, setting sights on an activated Park to more broadly attract
and inspire visitors, and to instill a deeper appreciation for the significance and the peoples of Historic
Mitchelville. In 2018, the governing body secured $250,000 from the Beaufort County Council to create
a Master Plan and subsequently engaged a creative team to create the blueprint. And just as the original
citizens formed a dynamic, layered experience for the site, so does the Master Plan. Visit our Support page for more information!

Support our efforts to preserve, promote and honor Historic Mitchelville, the first self-governed town of formerly enslaved people in the United States by sharing, donating, and volunteering.