Juneteenth Executive Cruise explores the opportunities and insights of the California African-American Freedom Trail
The port of San Francisco was as important to the Civil War as the port of Charleston. Join the top expert on Black business, John William Templeton, as he relates the history of the role of California to unify the nation during its most perilous moment through the California African-American Freedom Trail’s sea cruise from Pier 43 1/2. As author of Capitalizing Our Heritage: State of Black Business, 20th edition, he also describes the importance of the nationwide #DefendBlackHistory on the national holiday and shows the significance of Black mariners to the success of the Union. He’s brought together fascinating innovators for 30 years through the Black Executive Forum and 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology. The first African-American to edit a business newspaper at the San Jose Business Journal, he is a wealth of knowledge about the evolution of the Black freedom movement through business leaders.