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Cultural Resource Study for Negro Hill National Monument
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Sunday Apr 1st, 2018 11:16 PM
The 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush may help bring advocacy and awareness to establish the Negro Hill National Monument
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Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery
Shadow Fax Lane @ Green Valley Road, El Dorado Hills, CA

Negro Hill Cemetery Ceremony ~ Join us for a sacred ceremony to bring dignity and respect to the early California pioneers of Negro Hill, California, all are welcome.

Originally, Negro Hill, Placer County, California was established in 1848 by people of African descent during first year of the California Gold Rush.

California Pioneer leaders from deeply religious abolitionists communities were very concerned wi
About helping expand civic responsibility, equal opportunity and freedom for people of African Descent.

In 1856, Negro Hill, CA was the regional center of the Gold Mining District as the county awareness transcended from Coloma to Placerville.

Black agriculture production throughout the region.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 Pan African Diaspora.

Today, remnants of systemic institutional racism remain, the Annual Negro Hill ~ MAAFA Ceremony is our sacred spiritual offering to our elders and ancestors, MAAFA is a Kiswahili word that means terrible occurrence.

Our Negro Hill ~ MAAFA Ceremony will institutionalize and solidify global attention to our efforts to establish equity and equal opportunity through historical preservation and modern economic agriculture development showcasing the contributions by people of Pan African Ancestry to Gold Rush Califonia.

Our ongoing challenge to bring dignity and respect to the early California pioneers of African descent who established Negro Hill, California is cloaked in systemic institutional racism limiting equal opportunity and equity to share authentic historic preservation standards for people of African Ancestry in Gold Rush California.

Together, a successful decade long determined effort to replace the wicked demonic word “Nigger” from the 36 grave markers has figured.

Restoration of California State Landmark #570 and legislation to establish an appropriate Negro Hill Memorial Monument worthy of official recognition by the United States of America Federal Register of Historic Places continues.

Negro Hill National Monument will one day find fertile ground, the same way the early pioneers of Historic Negro Hill, California in the ancient Mi-Wuk Nation.

This 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush will bring greater attention and broader support.