View other events for the week of 10/ 8/2011
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
|Negro Hill MAAFA Ceremony ~ October 8, 2011|
|Date||Saturday October 08|
|Time||4:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
Negro Hill ~ MAAFA Ceremony
Saturday, October 8, 2011
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery
Shadow Fax Lane @ Green Valley Road, El Dorado Hills, CA
Negro Hill MAAFA Ceremony ~ a sacred ceremony to bring dignity and respect to the early California pioneers of Negro Hill, California, all are welcome. White Attire is required to participate in the ceremony.
Originally, Negro Hill, Placer County was established in 1848 by people of African descent during the Gold Rush. Multicultural leaders from the deeply religious abolitionists from the State of Massachusetts were concerned with expanding civic responsibility, equal opportunity and freedom for people of African Descent.
In 1856, Negro Hill, CA was a regional center of the Gold Mining District. Black agriculture production utilized the most pristine water supply in America to sustain the foundation of a healthy regional economic community that attracted a culturally diverse population in the region to include: Miwok, Mexican, Chinese, Russian, Mormon, Chilean, Italian, German and people from the African Diaspora.
Today, remnants of systemic institutional racism remain, our Negro Hill ~ MAAFA Ceremony is a sacred spiritual offering to our elders and ancestors, MAAFA is a Kiswahili word that means terrible occurrence.
Our Negro Hill ~ MAAFA Ceremony will again bring global attention to our efforts to establish equity and equal opportunity through historical preservation of the contributions of people of African Ancestry to Gold Rush California and our ongoing challenge to bring dignity and respect to the early California pioneers of African descent who established Negro Hill, California.
Together, we will replace the wicked demonic word “Nigger” from the 36 grave markers, restore California State Landmark #570 and establish an appropriate Negro Hill Memorial Monument worthy of official recognition by the United States of America Federal Register of Historic Places.