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Photo: Celebrating Black History

Posted March 17, 1999

Photo: Celebrating Black History

African American staff in University Relations hosted a festive noon-hour event March 10 in honor of black history.

The luncheon, held in the Tilden Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, featured traditional African American dishes prepared by University Relations staff. The program included music, poetry and a presentation on the history of Allensworth, a town near Bakersfield founded in 1908 by ex-slave Col. Allen Allensworth and four other African Americans. More than 100 University Relations staff members and invited staff from other campus units attended.

Organizers of the black history celebration, and speakers from Friends of Allensworth, included (left to right, back row): Louise Garrett; Victoria Wimberley; Tonja McCormick; La Von Walker and Henry Thomas, both of Friends of Allensworth; Patricia Mitchell-Durham; George Palmer of Friends of Allensworth; and Janice Slocum. In the front row are (left to right): Beverly Clark and Karen Watkins. Peg Skorpinski photo.


March 17 - 30, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 27)
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