It’s Black History Month!

If you know me personally, you know I’m a big buff of Black history and knowing the contributions that people of African descent made to the entire world.  Each day this month, I’ll highlight a little known (or maybe a well-known) Black history fact. 

This month, I’ve decided to do a series highlighting young African-American business owners and rising starts.  Some include a baker, a rising music mogul, a photographer, and a few magazine founders. 

For today’s Black History Month fact, see below:

“Allensworth is the only California community to be founded, financed and governed by African-Americans. Created by Allen Allensworth in 1908, the town was built with the intention of establishing a self-sufficient, all-black city where African-Americans could live their lives free of racial discrimination.”

Source: http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/history/366-facts-little-known.jsp

Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city! Oh, and feel free to share your own Black history facts throughout the month as well!

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3 Comments

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  2. The downtown section of Allensworth has been persevered as a Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. The Friends of Allensworth and the California Department of Parks are hosting a Black Historic Month program at the park on Saturday, February 12, 2011.

    There is currently an exhibit at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles titled “Allensworth A Place, A People, A Story”. The exhibit will be there until February 27th.

    Stephen Hill, Sr.
    Friends of Allensworth
    San Diego Chapter No 12

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