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Black History Month Tree Planting

Every year, Tower Grove Park partners with Art Scope and local schools to celebrate Black History Month. The group selects an African American they want to honor, and the students hold a ceremony, educational presentation, and tree dedication. Our arborists discuss the significance of the tree selected, and finally the students help plant the tree.

The ceremony takes place at the Stupp Center. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to cfitzpatrick@Towergrovepark.org.

Past Honorees for the Black History Month Tree Planting

26. Maya Angelou | February 21, 2017 | Kentucky Coffee

25. LeVar Burton | February 16, 2016 | Red Maple

24. Langston Hughes | February 25, 2015 | Eastern Redbud

23. Ruby Bridges | February 25, 2014 | Kousa Dogwood

22. Fred Gray | February 28, 2013 | Juniperus Virginiana

21. Dred Scott | February 29, 2012 | Japanese Tree Lilac

20. Robert McFerrin, Sr. | February 23, 2011 | Dogwood

19. Margaret Bush Wilson | February 23, 2010 | Eastern Redbud

18. Ms. Elizabeth Garlington | February 23, 2009 | Arborvitae

17. Dr. Rufus L. Young, Jr. | February 20, 2008 | Eastern Redbud

16. Mrs. Kathryn Nelson | February 26, 2007 | American Holly

15. Mrs. Rosa Parks | February 27, 2006 | Dogwood

14. Senator J.B. “Jet” Banks | February 28, 2005 | Dogwood

13. Dr. Julia Davis | February 20, 2004 | Spruce

12. Alderman Freeman Bosley, Sr. | March 14, 2003 | Foster Holly

11. Senator Paula J. Carter | March 22, 2002 | Spruce

10. Mrs. Marian Oldham | February 23, 2001 | Dogwood

9. Dr. John B. Ervin | February 18, 2000 | Dogwood

8. Dr. Samuel Shepard | February 26, 1999 | Dogwood

7. Mrs. Juanita Doggett | February 24, 1998 | Foster Holly

7. Dr. John Doggett | February 24, 1998 | Foster Holly

6. Mr. Frederick Weathers | February 25, 1997 | American Holly

5. Senator Theodore David McNeal | February 27, 1996 | Dogwood

4. Mr. Roy Wilkins | February 28, 1995 | Dogwood

3. Justice Thurgood Marshall | February 28, 1994 | American Holly

2. Dr. Martin Luther King | February 12, 1993 | Willow Oak

1. Mr. Scott Joplin | February 23, 1992 | Willow Oak

Earlier Event: February 3
Tower Grove Park Lecture Series
Later Event: March 3
Tower Grove Park Lecture Series