Historic Emancipation Park receives two $750K grants

The historic Emancipation Park received a $750,000 grant on Monday.

HOUSTON - Houston is just a couple of weeks away from the official declaration of Emancipation Park.

The historic park has been undergoing a major makeover.

On Monday, it was announced the Kinder Foundation and Houston Endowment are giving the park matching $750,000 grants for its conservancy.

In the early 20th century, the 11.7-acre park in Houston’s Third Ward was the only municipal park African-Americans could use.

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