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.
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!