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Monterey, California 250th Anniversary
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Tuesday Jun 2nd, 2020 10:15 PM
Monterey 250 helps open the conversation of 2020 Alta California Juneteenth, Dia De Los Americanos.
The City of Monterey, California officially turns 250 years old as we celebrate our 2020 Alta California Juneteenth, Dia De Los Negroes events toward opening principled dialogue conversation planted in fertile ground throughout the vast Alta California region and throughout the world.

Monterey's official Birthday Party will be held on the Colton Hall Lawn with a fun evening of food, live music, of course birthday cake and ice cream.

1849 Colton Hall is infamous for Pan Africans during the California Constiturion Convemtion for changing Mexican Civil Law to English Common Law removed an elevated landed Afro-Latino status to non-citizen an encouraging the importation of chattel slavery.

Today, we commemorate our "hidden figures" who contributed to our "California Grown" amazing connection to the distant past, today and a blessed future.

In 1770, Juniper Sierra, helped establish the City of Monterey with the full support of the Spanish Crown and Catholic Church, both enslaved and free people of Pan African Ancestry reportedly witnessed the initial ceremony.

2020 Alta California Juneteenth Fandango, Dia De Los Negeoes we examine the year 1442 as the best documented date to begin quantification and qualification of the origin of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, time will tell.

In the California State Capitol Rotunda a 1490 celebration of Queen Isabela and Christopher Columbus on bended knee, with an inscribed message of the financial consideration of state sponsored terrorism against Negroes that continues to impact California today.

In 1537, the first documentation of enslaved Pan Africans in California seems a more appropriate study than a much later 1619 first ship of British pirates landed at King James Colony on the James River in Virginia.

On the way to 1865 Juneteenth, our agreed upon date to celebrate freedom, soon come greater cognition of why our Freedom celebration is essential to help solve today's challenging racial opportunities.

Our 2020 Alta California Fandango - Dia De Los Negros from the Cultural Capitol in Leimert Park, Los Angeles to Political Capitol ready for prime time... from the Cultural Capitol in Sankofa Park, Los Angeles to the Political Capitol in Sacramento.

Our California Capitol City of the 5th largest economy remains not ready for Principled Dialogue to include authentic California Pan African Heritage, social distancing began in 1849 California Constitutional Convention and leading senior staff opposition remains fierce.

Many remain traumatized by the word "Negro" and soon come a better way forward as we celebrate Dia De Los Negros and share authentic California History.

Local institutions of higher learning have expressed interest in helping frame principled dialogue toward a positive new way forward that may lead the way to opening up the hidden archives and material resources to share.

Juneteenth we will re-open Pandora's box, explaining why a Dread Loc sista with big lips and almond eyes is on California State Capitol West Steps, State Seal,

The 1535 legacy of Queen Califia will come alive in plain view from the mural within the Historic California Room.

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