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Step back in time and visit Allensworth; a black founded, black financed, black governed town founded in 1908. Bring the entire family and learn about California’s only state park that tells the story of state’s black pioneers.
Several Outdoor Afros and I toured the “Historical Allensworth State Park” on a spiritual journey in going back in time to capture the success and anguish of the Allensworth Black Town Colony. We cried and cheered at so many elements as Black people on this historical moment, that each and every one of us was changed and inspired by Allensworth’s vision.
The Friends of Allensworth Interpretive Association and the California Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate Juneteenth at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Come tour the historic homes and businesses, shop in the vendor area, and enjoy live entertainment on the stage; gospel choir, youth praise dancers, and spoken word artist.
We invite you to bring the family to share in a day of living history, live entertainment and games. Come experience a 100+ years of African American history in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Talk to our docents as you visit the historic homes and businesses, and learn about the families that started this historic town.
The Friends of Allensworth is kicking off 2017 with our Black History Month Open House at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Join us in a celebration of… living history, interactive storytelling, and self-guided tours of the historic buildings: The Colonel Allensworth home, the two-room schoolhouse, the Singleton General Store and Post Office, and many more.
“I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free.”
In honor of Earth Day, the Friends of Allensworth, AmeriCorps and community volunteers came together on Saturday morning to plant trees at Colonel Allensworth State Park. After enjoying a breakfast of pastries, fruit and juice, the group gathered for instructions.