Delegates to the American Library Association take a tour of Labor and the California African-American Freedom Trail led by John William Templeton.   His three columns in April and  May in The Hill  after participating the Urban Librarians Unite conference helped sway Congressional sentiment towards the eventual restoration of funding for the Institute for Museum and Library Science.  His newest book Our10Plan: State of Black Business was featured during the Hampton Ministers Conference to 10,000 ministers and musicians.   LASoul Shuttle offers daily service in Los Angeles to meet the million black Angelenos. Practice 31 Ways 31 Days by shopping for great books, events and tours on californiablackhistory.com.  For the 25th anniversary of Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4, the 6,000 site California African-American Freedom Trail was presented to the American Historical Association Aug. 5.  Be part of the documentation by joining our quarterly mapping expeditions in October, December, February and May .  Visits to five casinos are part of the excursion.  Who said history isn't fun?

499 JEFFERSON STREET VISITOR CENTER S.F. NATIONAL MARITIME HISTORICAL PARK SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 10 A.M.- 4 P.M. FISHERMAN'S WHARF AT END OF CABLE CAR LINE

preliminary tours Black Beverly Hills 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 Our Roots in San Diego Sunday, Aug. 28 Black Berkeley Saturday, Aug. 20 Califia's Capitol  Sunday, Aug. 21 call 415-250-3537

 

10th annual Preserving California Black Heritage conference Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 is crystallizing the 6,000 site California African-American Freedom Trail.  Last year, Maj. Gen. Tony Jackson USMC (Ret.) led the scholarly review of the context for the trail. This year, we interpret two years of surveys across the length and breadth of the Golden State to create legislation for the California Assembly and pedagogy for use in all California classroom. Held since 2007 in conjunction with the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the conference has made the Freedom Trail the most searched online of any statewide Freedom Trail among two dozen states. We also integrate the centennial of National Park Service as one of the momentous events influenced by black Californians and use the setting of the San Francisco National Maritime Historical Park to demonstrate the centrality of the black experience.

Highlights:

The Sargent Johnson Century by John William Templeton

The African American Imprint on California's National Parks aboard the Balcutha with Ranger Noemesha Williams

Lunch Regina Mason and Sean Durant on The Life of William Grimes

Infusing the California African American Freedom Trail into  Classrooms by John William Templeton

The Literary Importance of Marcus Books Karen Johnson

Remembering the Black Panthers in San Francisco by Kevin Williams

Prince Hall Masons and the Underground Railroad by Lou Garrett

Archiving and Preserving: the Jazz Legacy of the Half Note by Netra Roston

Famous Names of Bayview by Allen Jordan

Implementing the FreedomTrail by John Wiliam Templeton and Rick Moss









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INSTITUTIONALIZING

THE HISTORY

STEP BY STEP

JOIN THE

MOVEMENT

ATTEND

PRESERVING

CALIFORNIA

BLACK HERITAGE


 
 

Sargent Johnson's art

is ubiquitous

around the Bay Area

but like the other 

sites of the

California

African-

American

Freedom

Trail,

is hidden

in plain sight