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African-Americans in Early California: the First Hundred Years
In a joint meeting with the San Francisco Historical Society, Jesse Warr will give a slightly updated presentation similar to what he provided to us in the fall. If you missed that event, sign up for this one.
San Francisco Tour Guide Guild's Member Jesse Warr will examine in depth African-American history in the first century from the foundation of California.
People of African descent figure in California history from its very name. This presentation will introduce: two Rosa Parks who successfully challenged racial discrimination in San Francisco public transit; The Presidio's Buffalo Soldiers; the young teen who nicknamed the PPIE; and other indomitable people who survived de facto Jim Crow and persistent efforts to marginalize and ridicule San Francisco's Black minority. As most of us know, California briefly took center stage in the long-standing national debate over slavery, and its admission to the Union helped precipitate the Civil War.
In the '70s Jesse interviewed 22 descendants of original settlers for the San Francisco Public Library, and did his own research in primary sources about the remarkable "Mammy" Pleasant. Time permitting, let's discuss how we best integrate ugly historical realities--slave labor at the missions, the attacks on the Chinese, Jim Crow in housing--into our presentations to vacationing guests. Are we guilty of whitewashing and romanticizing if we choose not to?
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
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