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Port of San Francisco ~ America's Cup 2013 ~ Legacy of African Ancestry
reprint ~ John Templeton
An exhibit, last century, of "Our Roots Run Deep" at the California State Capitol, first brought attention to significant contributions by people of African ancestry. Today's America's Cup maritime competition, once known as the 100 Guinea Cup, is an opportunity to examine the broader African contributions to international maritime trade and commerce. This 150th Anniversary of the Port of San Francisco may allow a renewed opportunity to explore the salient contributions of people of African ancestry to he broader California landscape and the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, enslavement of people of African ancestry, includes a unique chapter during the California Gold Rush era. derstanding today's challenges

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