Freedom Park was established in Helena, Arkansas to honor the role of African Americans in the Civil War. The Delta Cultural Center operates the property. It is located on a site where African Americans lived who fled slavery during the Civil War.
Helena was Union occupied during the war and thousands of men, women, and children fled bondage to freedom in that city. Eventually three African American regiments would be organized in Helena known as United States Colored Troops.
Freedom Park is also located on a section of the Battle of Helena that took place on July 4, 1863. Memorials to the fighting that took place are discussed.