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Preserving California Black Heritage Sept. 20-22



Sept. 20–#DRINKBLACK showcase of African-American brewers, distillers and vintners VIP reception 181 2nd St. San Francisco 94105

Sept. 21–9 a.m. Walking tour, California African-American Freedom Trail downtown

11 a.m.   Invisible Pioneers: African-Americans in San Francisco, Guy Washington and John William Templeton

11:30 Agin Shaheed:  Ernie Freeman The Man and His Times and discovering his ancestors legal triumph in Tennessee in 1848

noon  Bill Cartwright, NBA Head Coach and champion with Chicago Bulls, on William Felton Russell

1 p.m.  Visit to African-American Art & Culture Complex for BLACKWOMANCOMING: They Scared of Mary Helen Rogers

Sept. 22

9 a.m.   Citizenship for All: 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment   John William Templeton

noon  Mapping Maya and Mary: exploration of the proposed Maya Angelou National Historic District

3 p.m.  California African-American Freedom Trail sea cruise


The 15th annual Preserving California Black Heritage returns to in-person participation in 2022 in the Year of Woodson for the centennial of Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s first textbook.   As the Year of Woodson demands that every classroom provide African-American learners with the tools to know themselves, our focus is on instilling those competitive advantages for every student.    Activities include Mapping Mary and Maya, the California African-American Freedom Trail sea cruise and the preview of the first National Register nomination for African-American sites in San Francisco.  Top historians from museums, genealogy and preservation are available along with leaders from San Francisco’s 170-year-old institutions in the 1852 Coalition.