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June 19, 2021
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Karl E. Clark Park
313 Market Place
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Karl E. Clark storyboard unveiling and Juneteenth observance

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Celebrating the life and legacy of Karl E. Clark – war hero and devoted local leader – and Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

Join us for the dedication of a new storyboard honoring Karl E. Clark at this year's Juneteenth observance.

Confirmed speakers
  • Mayor Drew Combs
  • Menlo Park Historical Association President Tim Johnston
  • Father Lawrence Goode of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Monte Galvan reading from Mr. Clark's memoir 'Pieces of My Mind"
  • City Councilmember Cecilia Taylor

About Karl E. Clark
On January 15, 2018, a park was renamed in honor Mr. Karl E. Clark, a long time Belle Haven resident and decorated WWII veteran, celebrating Mr. Clark and his many contributions to the community. Mr. Clark was an accomplished author and made many contributions to the community throughout his lifetime as a community activist and mentor.

About Juneteenth
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

Event sponsors
  • Belle Haven Action
  • Menlo Park Historical Association
  • City of Menlo Park