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100 Years Since Allensworth: Is California Living up to the Legacy? A conference May 4 at USC

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The inaugural conference in the Hidden Stories Series of the California State Parks Association will take place May 4 at the Doheny Library at USC; the conference title is: “100 Years Since Allensworth: Is California Living up to the Legacy?”

The conference will commemorate the centennial of the founding of Allensworth, a town in Tulare County founded in 1908 for and by African Americans, with the idea that they could own property, learn, thrive, and live the American Dream.  The site of the town is now a the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.

The day will includes panels, lunch, and a post-conference reception in the new Visitors Center at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City.  The keynote speaker will be the Hon. Willie L. Brown, Jr.

The deadline for registration is April 28.  For more information, and to register, click here.

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