The first journalist to write about Black History Month and the first to see the Emancipation Proclamation on its 150th anniversary brings his 50 years of experience to the most dangerous challenge to African-American heritage in a century.
The 6,000 site California African-American Freedom Trail gives rise to Black Faces, Black Spaces, a nationwide mapping of African-American history. From the Gullah Geechee National Heritage Area to the Alcan Highway in Alaska, the physical legacy of the centrality of the Black experience in America is threatened by climate change, development and new construction.
Coming out of the 16th annual Preserving California Black Heritage conference, we recommend the following titles for family libraries; school classrooms and public policy makers:
Road to Ratification: How 27 States Faced the Most Challenging Issue in American History
Citizenship for All: 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment
We Fought, We Vote: 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment
Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco
Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4