Give the gift of Queen Calafia and consciousness of African-American life throughout the Diaspora for the holidays with Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 and Road to Ratification: How 27 States Faced the Most Challenging Issue in American History.   Support black businesses with Say Grace and Wipe Yo' Hands: BlackRestaurant.NET Guide to America's Black Restaurants.    Understand the new technologies with the Silicon Ceiling series and the Journal of Black Innovation.

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