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2018 California Black History Month ~ 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Tuesday Jan 16th, 2018 9:06 PM
Our ongoing journey towards sustaining an inclusive exhaustive treatment of our California Pan African Heritage includes scientific evidence, primary source documents and powerful oral traditions that predate Baja California conquest during the Age of Sail.
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Join us as we recognize January 24, 1848, and help guide the journey back in time to celebrate the 170th Anniversary the California Gold Rush. 2018 California Black History Month, we share our broader efforts to identify, document and preserve our California Pan African Heritage.

Our ongoing journey towards sustaining an inclusive exhaustive treatment of our California Pan African Heritage includes scientific evidence, primary source documents and powerful oral traditions that predate 1535 Spanish conquest in Baja California during the Age of Sail.

Indigenous ancient artifacts along with Spanish, British, Russian, Pan African, French and Mexican official records document our contributions within California mosaic tapestry, (1840-1875.)

Together, we can identify and translate archival records by people of Pan African ancestry along Old Coloma Road, a 40 mile trek from the Embarcadero near Sutter’s Fort and ending in Coloma Valley, at Sutter’s Mill.

Together, we will engage global scholars, educators and international stakeholders toward bringing to life our “hidden figures” throughout the California Gold Rush Era.

Bipartisan regional leaders, community stakeholders and social venture sponsors are ready to establish statutory authorization creating an autonomous California Pan African Heritage Commission; officially qualifying and quantifying the salient contributions by people of Pan African ancestry.

Our 2018 Juneteenth in Historic Folsom and Negro Hill California State Park we will mark a major milestone by expanding educational living history programs this 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush.

It is time, to dust off government records and primary source documents toward creating historic global collaboration to include; California Archives and California State Library utilizing supportive Legislative direction, working hand in hand with our California Pan African American Heritage Commission; researching, documenting and preserving the authentic contributions by people of Pan African ancestry.

Submitted by
Michael Harris, 170th Anniversary of California Gold Rush
Executive Secretary, California Pan African Commission