Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill Dedication on November 14th

Freedom Walkway Dedication Honors Friendship 9 and Inaugural Freedom Walkway Heroes November 14th

The City of Rock Hill will host a dedication ceremony for the Freedom Walkway on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4 PM in the Palmetto Room, 150 E. White Street, Rock Hill.  The dedication will honor those who have fought for freedom in our community in the past and those who continue to do so today.

The unveiling of the Freedom Walkway heroes will take place at 4:45 PM, followed by a light reception. At 5:30 PM, the exclusive preview of the upcoming PBS series “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” will be shown by ETV with a panel discussion afterward.

Want to see what the fuss is all about? Check out the map and mini tour of the Freedom Walkway here.

The walkway – connecting East Main Street and the East White Street parking lot – honors the Friendship Nine civil rights activists in several elements of the design. The Quality of Life Committee and Rock Hill Economic and Urban Development joined forces to recognize other community leaders during the civil rights movement.
The brief program will include comments by Mayor Doug Echols, recognition of Freedom Walkway artists Laurel Holtzapple and Juan Logan, Friendship Nine honorees and an announcement of the 2016 Freedom Walkway Heroes. The event is open to the public. Please register before November 9, 2016.