African American Historical Society of California

African American Historical Society of California Our mission is to provide an accurate accounting of the contributions made by the African American Trailblazers of California to ensure that these courageous men and women's accomplishments are remembered forever.

We hope to convince the Casa del Rey Moro Museum to consider us as a primary candidate for the grant because in order to capture the interest of San Diegans we must first show them the true roots of African influence in building our home state's history and how it has boosted it into the powerful state it has become.

1854- Elizabeth Thorn Scott opened first African American schools in Sacramento and Oakland
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1854- Elizabeth Thorn Scott opened first African American schools in Sacramento and Oakland

1849- Beginning of Gold Rush luring thousands of African Americans to California (Ruby Reuben from Maine acquired $1,600...
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1849- Beginning of Gold Rush luring thousands of African Americans to California (Ruby Reuben from Maine acquired $1,600 in gold in 4 weeks in Stanislaus River pg.54, Alvin Coffey earned $7,000 to buy his freedom and that of his wife and 3 kids p

1845-48- William Leidesdorff became first African American in U.S. diplomatic service serving as vice-consul to help sei...
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1845-48- William Leidesdorff became first African American in U.S. diplomatic service serving as vice-consul to help seize California from Mexico to U.S. territory. He was appointed a member of the city council in San Francisco and builds SF’s first hotel, the City Hotel, he launched first steam-powered ship Sitka in SF bay, and helped establish California’s first public school

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2834 Ruffin Rd Suite #3
San Diego, CA
92124

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(858) 422-8347

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