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167th California Admission Day Celebration ~ African Heritage Month
2017 California Admission Day we will honor William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. and share the historical designation of a portion of State Highway Route 50 from Bradshaw Road to the Eastern Sacramento County Line as the William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. Memorial Highway in honor of the late William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr., an individual of African descent whom historians note as a leading civic figure in the northern California region and one of the key architects of California statehood.
The golden legacy by people of African Ancestry participating in the establishment of the State of California remains an open secret, cloaked in modern political challenges.
Primary source documentation is available yet few are guided to become educated about the essential roles and responsibilities establishing the State of California.
California Admission Day and the notion of California Pan African Heritage is hidden by design.
Historic Rancho Rio De Los Americanos, 35,000 acres along the American River Parkway, was owned by the "African Founding Father of California."
Most of the children, women and men of African Ancestry who participated in the California Gold Rush, Bear Flag Revolt and the Mexican American War remain "unknown."
2017 California Admission Day ~ African Heritage Month we will celebrate California's Birthday and highlight our unique contributions while honoring all our relations... moving further toward a more perfect union..