California African-American Freedom Trail Statewide Tour


With Black history under attack, the California African-American Freedom Trail is investing in the research and archiving of our heritage so that it is safeguarded.   Be part of the development of the 20th anniversary exhibition The Black Queen: California Black Heritage Confirmed by Public Art, the opening event of TheSargent Johnson National Museum of African-American Art in Fisherman’s Wharf.


For the National theme of Black History Month 2024, the California African-American Freedom Trail marks the state education holiday Black American Day with a statewide tour culminating with the 48th conference of the National Council for Black Studies.    Leaving Los Angeles March 1, the tour will go south to San Diego, visit the Buffalo Soldier Memorial Trail, swing through Gold Country and end with the Mapping Maya tour on March 6 from San Jose to San Francisco along with delegates to the NCBS conference.   This is particularly useful professional development for educators seeking to interpret the 1,700 works of public art for the Black experience in the Golden State. Price includes lodging, transportation and a set of Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4.