Thursday, February 10, 2011

Land of Promise: The Story of Allensworth

I will never forget the first time that I read about Colonal Allen Allensworth, who founded the self sufficient all Black Township of Allensworth - illegally educating himself and totally believing in Self Determination. Colonal Allensworth was a man that created ways out of situations when sometimes it looked like there was no way out. Colonal Allensworth dedicated his life to creating the kind of world that was inclusive of African Americans, carving a nice slice of the American Dream out of a piece of land in California. Colonal Allensworth survived being held in captivity, escaping being enslaved, fighting for his freedom in the military, climbing the ranks and being the highest ranking African American commissioned officers in the all Black 24th Infantry Regiment commissioned by President Grover Cleaveland. Colonal Allensworth never developed an inferiority complex, never accepting that Blacks were "less than"; during his lifetime, he dealt with all kinds of adversity and rose above it, even being the second colored Chaplain in the Army.
For more information, please read Alice C. Royal's book entitled: "Allensworth, The Freedom Colony -
A California African American Township" and please get in contact with, The Friends of Allensworth - The San Diego Chapter # 12
The video is produced by Pamela Harris Productions via You Tube.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 5, 2011 - The Kinsey Collection - What You Didn't Learn In High School History

Have you ever had a chance to sit down and talk to scholars about one of your most favorite topics - In this case American History - having thought provoking queries answered in a four part series?

Well, that is what it's like to get a moment in time to sit down in the same space/time continuum with Bernard & Shirley Kinsey as they lecture on the many accomplishments that African Americans have contributed to the unique history of America the Beautiful!
Bernard and Shirley Kinsey are sharing their knowledge - bringing multiple historical artifacts and documentation that provides invaluable information to the table - information that might be difficult to hear at times because the Kinsey's do not romanticize history, no, they state the facts.
Won't you join in celebrating the richness of our contributions to the Amercian Culture - today?
~ Dates: Feb 5, 12th, 19th, 26th - 2011
~ Time: @ 8:00pm - 11:00pm
~ Location: Ebony Repertory Theatre
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
4718 West Washington Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90016
~ 323.964.9766
(If you are seeking knowledge and truth, you and your family will be there.)
Please do yourself a favor and pick up the Book, "The Kinsey Collection" so that you can reflect on the truths that are layered within the fabric that shaped, outlined and created the Majesty that is America.
This is information that should be passed down from generation to generation regardless of what your ethnic background is.
Love & light,