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Stolen Legacy ~ Restoring "Dignity and Respect" for Negro Hill Pioneers of African Descent
Date Thursday June 09
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
West Sacramento River Walk, Waterfront Place, near NE corner Ziggurat Building
Event Type Press Conference
Organizer/Authormichael harris
Daily changes in the progress to restore "Dignity and Respect" for early California Pioneers of African descent continues...

Media update to report progress on the many challenges and opportunities toward providing “Dignity and Respect” for the 36 California pioneers buried within the Negro Hill Section, Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery, El Dorado County, California

WHAT: News Conference ~ Negro Hill Cemetery ~ Removal of 36 Grave Markers

WHEN: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 11:00 a.m. PST

WHERE: West Sacramento River Walk, Waterfront Place, near NE corner Ziggurat Building

WHO: Michael Harris, Project Director, Negro Hill Burial Ground and Supporters

SACRAMENTO ~ International, Federal, State and Regional government officials are prepared to acknowledge the extraordinary contributions of early pioneers of African descent who in 1848 established Negro Hill, CA to include: ministers, scientists, miners, farmers and policy-makers.

Many early California pioneer ethnic communities openly challenged systemic institutional racism during the California Gold Rush. Negro Hill, CA pioneers successfully challenged the legal disenfranchisement within the 1850 California State Constitution. Along the way many paid the ultimate sacrifice by openly and through civic discourse challenged the Fugitive Slave Laws and Chattel Slavery throughout Gold Rush California.

Michael Harris, Project Director, Negro Hill Burial Project and supporters will speak at the West Sacramento River Walk, Waterfront Place, NE Corner near the Ziggurat Pyramid on rapidly changing news.

Harris will discuss the continuing challenges and layers of governmental bureaucracy that continues to shroud the authentic golden historic legacy of the early California pioneers of African descent.

The Project Director will also address the importance creating open, transparent communication toward a positive resolution within Negro Hill Cemetery that can begin a healing process after eliminating the egregious civil and human rights violations that continue to occur.

The Negro Hill Burial Ground Project remains focused upon establishing an open public process where all community stakeholders, regional residents and impacted communities of interest can participate in a fair and equitable process toward a positive resolution to 36 grave markers that read…

Unknown, Moved from Nigger Hill Cemetery, by U.S. Government in 1954.
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Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 8th, 2011 11:15 PM
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