“History Talks!” Lecture : Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7 PM

Founded in 1908 by a group led by Chaplain Allen Allensworth, the historic township of Allensworth is the first all-black town created in California. This thriving community was founded, built, and governed by African-Americans, as a place to live free from the racial discrimination that continued decades after the end of the Civil War.

Join us on October 15th at 7 PM as Statewide President of the Friends of Allensworth Sasha Biscoe shares the story of this fascinating and historic district! 

The Friends of Allensworth is a non-profit that works in corporation with California State Parks and is dedicated to raising awareness of the town of Allensworth and supporting the interpretive programs at the park. 

Zoom Information:

History Talks! Virtual “Allensworth” Zoom Lecture.

When: Oct 15, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This lecture is free to join but donations to the Gaslamp Museum are gratefully accepted: 

History Talks! is a monthly lecture series presented by the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Each month a local historian or specialist will delve into topics related to San Diego and the Davis-Horton House to bring a unique glimpse into the history of our city. Come hear history come alive!