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Stockton Juneteenth Symposium and Cultural Heritage Tour
Date Friday June 02
Time 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Stockton Juneteenth Symposium and Cultural Heritage Tour
Friday, June 2, 2017 11:30 am ~ 4:30 pm
Historic Stockton Waterfront Warehouse
445 W.Weber Ave. 128 Courtyard Studio
Stockton, CA 95203
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorKhubaka, Michael Harris
Emailblackagriculture [at]
Join us for an afternoon of Stockton Juneteenth Heritage to tour the proposed area toward establishing a National Historic Park within the Historic Stockton Waterfront District

The City of Stockton is named after Commodore Robert Field Stockton, first Military Governor for Alta California, his grandfather, John Stockton, donated land to create Princton University, New Jersey, his father Richard Stockton was one of 56 to sign the United States Declaration of Independence.

In 1846, the Historic Stockton Waterfront District began as an amazing regional transportation hub. During the California Gold Rush, the City of Stockton was formally established, July 9, 1850.

Today, the renaissance of the heart of the California Central Valley looks to our preserve our golden historical legacy. The signifigant contributions by Stockton residents of African ancestry (1840-1875) helped to postively impacted the region, state, nation and the world.

Rev. Jeremiah King, Rev. Reverend Virgil Campbell and Rev. Jeremiah Burke Sanderson helped create a strong and fertile Stockton Waterfront District Community, in partnership Capt. Charles Weber.

Many diverse members of the City of Stockton pioneer families lived together in the Stockton Waterfront District. A number of faith-based communities established churches to solidify the early Stockton Waterfront.

Both free and enslaved people of African Ancestry were apart of the tapestry being woven to develop the essential elements of the early City of Stockton at the dawn of the US Civil War.

Sharing our Stockton Juneteenth story is part of our profound national journey towards freedom.

Together, we highlight the contributions by early residents of the City of Stockton who impacted the entire United States of America.

Our Stockton Juneteenth Symposium and Heritage Tour will begin official effort to bring global cultural toursm and national preservation experts to the heart of the California Central Valley, come and join our unique celebration of freedom.
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