Did you know the first Memorial Day took place in Charleston, right here in Hampton Park? That’s right! It was a celebration in 1865 led by women and children (over 3,000!) in honor of prisoners of war who died here.

North Central Neighborhood Association, First African Child Development Center and Enough Pie presented a neighborhood celebration at the Butterfly Book Nook (First African) on Monday, May 27th from 11am – 2pm.

Delicious food, live music from wi11y the drummaboi, colorful art making, dancing, music, a giant water slide and small pools for cooling off are part of the plan.

Check out the full photo gallery here.

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