Santa Ana Black Historical Society

Santa Ana Black Historical Society Supports, Promotes the Historical Cultural and Artistic Legacy of African Americans We are a membership-based non-profit. The SABHS mission is to collect, preserve and present art, artifacts and recorded materials that reflect the history and culture of African Americans in Santa Ana and Orange County.
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(Meet every 3rd Thurs of each month) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm South West Community Center Meeting Location 1601 West 2nd Street Santa Ana, CA 92703 (714) 585-6635 Mailing Address Post Office Box 3309 Santa Ana, CA 92703 Office Line: (714) 927-8751 or (714) 585-6635 Fax # (909) 422-1597

Mission: The Santa Ana Black Historical Society hopes that as we embrace the spirit of UMOJA (unity), we may count on your participation and support. To this end, we are requesting you, your company and your organization to include SABHS in your budgetary plans each year. T. Leon Berry President

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The King Center
01/15/2021

The King Center

“Hatred confuses life;
love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life;
love illuminates it.”

–Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy birthday, #MLK. 🖤🖤🖤

Let's celebrate the life and civil right contributions of Meredith Anding by sharing this post. May he rest in peace. 🙏🏾
01/13/2021
Meredith Anding Jr., member of the 'Tougaloo Nine,' dies

Let's celebrate the life and civil right contributions of Meredith Anding by sharing this post. May he rest in peace. 🙏🏾

A member of the “Tougaloo Nine” college students who famously participated in a library “read-in” in segregated Mississippi 60 years ago has died

Check-out Deepa Bharath' write-up in the Orange County Register about the anarchy and terrorism we witnessed this week. ...
01/09/2021
Police response to Capitol mob ‘disheartening’ for communities of color in Southern California

Check-out Deepa Bharath' write-up in the Orange County Register about the anarchy and terrorism we witnessed this week.

Here's my quote from the article about the event - Let's focus on building up our country 🙌🏾

A wake-up call
Shandell Maxwell of Riverside said Wednesday’s events illustrated the duality in American culture.

“Black people are seen as a threat that must be contained,” she said. “White people are viewed as patriots. That reflects our history. We’re seeing our history being played out in modern times.”

Maxwell, who also manages the legacy of the Tougaloo Nine, a group of African American students at Tougaloo College who participated in civil disobedience by staging sit-ins of segregated public institutions in Mississippi in 1961, sees her country at a crossroads.

“I hope it’s going to lead us to that next level of consciousness,” she said. “If we don’t grasp what the character of our country is and change it, we’re missing a grand opportunity to focus our nation on the evolution that is needed. We need to move toward inclusiveness and the true acceptance of each other, our talents and gifts.”

What happened also laid bare America’s weaknesses, Maxwell said.

“But now we have to show what our power is,” she said. “It’s our unity, inclusiveness and diversity. That’s where our real power is.”

Local Black and Latino leaders and activists drew a stark contrast between the police response to the mostly White rioters in Washington and the many Black Lives Matter protests that have been led …

12/25/2020
12/22/2020
Byrd & Maxwell Coaching Institute

Byrd & Maxwell Coaching Institute

My people, don't be scared, reach out! 😉 Let me help you reach your personal and professional goals in 2021. ❤️Byrd & Maxwell

Ladies, you are invited to participate in Santa Barbara City College Women in Leadership Certificate program! If you're ...
12/08/2020

Ladies, you are invited to participate in Santa Barbara City College Women in Leadership Certificate program! If you're passionate about leading change in your community or workplace but just need tips on how to find your voice and tools to get you started, register to attend.

The page Admin Shandell Maxwell will be teaching a module on leading change using storytelling! The program has 8 modules that are taught by reputable women from different industries and entrepreneurs.

Scholarships are available. See the flyer for registration info. Hope to see you there!

So honored to be featured today in Voyage LA Magazine as a hidden gem representing OC.
11/09/2020
Meet Shandell Maxwell, Phd-C of Byrd and Maxwell Coaching Institute - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide

So honored to be featured today in Voyage LA Magazine as a hidden gem representing OC.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shandell Maxwell, Phd-C. Shandell is a multitalented professional who uses her experience and knowledge in people development, education, business, change management, and artistic expression to inspire positive change in any environment she enters. For example, ...

11/08/2020
Joseph Jackson Jr. - Leader of The Tougaloo Nine

Here is a post election message from Joseph Jackson Jr.! Let's continue making good trouble!

Hello All, Here is a heart-filled Post Election Message from Joseph Jackson Jr.!

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty, at the same time. The force of hatred prejudice police brutality and other dealings of disunity cannot dis-join us from what we believe in when it comes to the principle of the declaration of independence. That was written by Thomas Jefferson.

This election of the president-elect Joseph Robinette Biden as the 46 president of these united states and the first woman not to mention a woman of color, Senator Kamala Harris will be the next elected Vice President on Jan 20, 2021. This is one of the most historical elections since the election of former president first African American President known as Barack Hussein Obama and also the first lady whose name is Michelle Robinson Obama.

Both of these elections speak volumes of what the voices of the American people are saying, We BELEIVE IN OUR DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY KNOWN AS AMERICA! Therefore, being a former civil rights activist, now is the time for us to heal as an American people because Abraham Lincoln has said at the time that he was President of a Civil War, a divided nation cannot stand.

Therefore, we are now beginning to heal this division that exist in our country at the present time. We will be able to come together as a people and to implicate the moral laws of God that is Justice, Love, Empathy, Compassion, Kindness, and Love again, We Will Overcome! Thank you!
– Joseph Jackson Jr. (Tougaloo Nine)

Joseph Jackson Jr. - Leader of The Tougaloo Nine
11/02/2020

Joseph Jackson Jr. - Leader of The Tougaloo Nine

As we prepare for results from the general election this week, let's remember these words of caution from Martin Luther King Jr. and pray for our country and the world.

"If we do not learn to live together as friends, we will die apart as fools." - MLK

Let's Love a little harder this week in honor of our civil rights leaders!

Picture of Joseph Jackson Jr.'s past visit to Jackson Mississippi.

10/12/2020
Joseph Jackson Jr. - Leader of The Tougaloo Nine

We continue to honor history by recognizing the Tougaloo Nine and their leader - OC Resident - Joseph Jackson Jr.

Message from the new page managers: Joseph Marcus Jackson IV - Grandson of Joseph Jackson Jr. & Shandell Maxwell - Goddaughter of Joseph Jackson Jr.

Leave comments and Questions for Joseph Jackson Jr. and we will facilitate the communication!

09/28/2020
Joseph Jackson Jr. - Leader of The Tougaloo Nine

Words of wisdom from OC's Living Civil Rights Activist Joseph Jackson Jr. 🙏🏾

If the American people fail to accept God's moral laws of justice, love, passion, empathy, mercy and kindness in these unpredictable times, the American people will witness the rise and fall of democracy because a divided nation cannot stand.
-Joseph Jackson Jr. -Leader of The Tougaloo Nine, making history March 27, 1961 at Tougaloo Main Library in Jackson, Mississippi. #AmericanDemocracyMatters

OC folks, my mother and I have launched our life coaching business,Yay!!! Please follow our page  Byrd & Maxwell Coachin...
09/17/2020

OC folks, my mother and I have launched our life coaching business,Yay!!! Please follow our page Byrd & Maxwell Coaching Institute to learn more about us and our services.
Let's start healing!
❤Shandell

07/17/2020
Black Behind The Orange Curtain - BBOC

The conversation about racism in OC continues. Follow my page to stay up to date ❤

The conversation continues but now some faith leaders in OC are involved! Stay tuned for tips on how to determine if the social values at your church aligns with yours. Contact me by sending me a message if you want to share your church experience with me in confidence ❤ Shandell bbocfilm.com

Another opportunity to support and connect in these challenging times!Feeling stressed...Feeling Tired?  Renee Sears wan...
04/17/2020

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#letssupporteachother #avon #sabhs

How perfect are these African print face masks from Sis. Betty Arnold?!  All masks are washable 100% cotton.  Masks are ...
04/15/2020

How perfect are these African print face masks from Sis. Betty Arnold?!

All masks are washable 100% cotton. Masks are $15 each for any size - Male or Female or children. Shipping is $8 per order. Once she makes the masks, she’ll send a photo of the completed order to the requester. Payment via Venmo, Zelle, or Cashapp.

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Let's use this challenging time to lift each other up!  If you are open for business or have a resource to offer post he...
04/14/2020

Let's use this challenging time to lift each other up! If you are open for business or have a resource to offer post here! Make sure you include a link or contact info!
#sabhs #resilience #covid19

Santa Ana Black Historical Society
04/14/2020

Santa Ana Black Historical Society

Dr. DeVera H. Heard showing her talents at the Santa Ana Black History Parade!
04/07/2020

Dr. DeVera H. Heard showing her talents at the Santa Ana Black History Parade!

Celebrating 99 years with Sis. Eleanor Jackson next Saturday! Inviting our Johnson Chapel Ame Church family and others w...
03/05/2020

Celebrating 99 years with Sis. Eleanor Jackson next Saturday! Inviting our Johnson Chapel Ame Church family and others who want to help Sis. Jackson celebrate 99 years. If you aren't able to join us, send a message of love and we will make sure she sees it!

11/03/2019
Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions

Dear Orange County Church Goers,

Do you want to be a part of history-making in Orange County? My name is Shandell and I am a PhD candidate at Antioch University, and former Orange County resident. I am in the process of writing my dissertation. My topic is on religious racial socialization, or the way in which pastors talk to their members about racial and social matters.

The purpose of this project is to identify: 1) What type of messages Black Christian Pastors in Orange County California say about race and racial matters, 2) How parishioners interpret the messages, and 3) How members view their pastor’s leadership. This information is intended to help bring to light differences in how religious leaders racially socialize church goers.

As a part of this project I am asking you to participate in this online survey. Please click on the link below. The survey will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete, depending on the length of your responses.

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Participants should be at least 18 years of age and attend church in Orange County. Please email me at [email protected] with any questions. To protect your privacy, please do NOT respond to this post.
The Antioch University Institutional Review Board has approved this survey. If you have any ethical questions or concerns about this research study please contact Dr. Lisa Kreeger, Chair of the Institutional Review Board, Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership and Change at [email protected].

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06/14/2019

I Need YOU and Friends to come to Mile Square Park for Juneteenth this Saturday 10 AM - 4:00 PM NAACP
T Leon Berry President Santa Ana Black Historical Society

03/08/2019

Please Donate Po Box 3309 Santa Ana CA 92703

02/26/2019
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01/25/2019

We Need People Wanting To Get Involved In Our History

Hello! My name is Shandell Maxwell, many of you may be familiar with my film Black Behind the Orange Curtain which focus...
03/04/2017

Hello! My name is Shandell Maxwell, many of you may be familiar with my film Black Behind the Orange Curtain which focuses on raising social awareness in Orange County.

Well, I am now conducting research on how religious leaders racially socialize their parishioners in Orange County, and I need your help. Please send me your email address if you would like to participate in the survey.

Click the link below or Copy and paste the link into your browser to take the survey
https://qtrial2010.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kWo6C0BHjR4xsF

You would need to be at least 18 years old, African-American, and attend church in Orange County. Please email me at [email protected] or inbox me. The survey will be launched from 3/4 - 3/11 or 3/18 if more responses are needed. #supportaPhDstudent

Do any of you still have one or remember these?  I thought it was a horse jockey all these years.  And.....THIS is why w...
02/10/2017

Do any of you still have one or remember these? I thought it was a horse jockey all these years. And.....THIS is why we need Black History Month.

A lot of people don't know the real meaning behind these statues, so they vandalize them, [email protected] about them being racist, etc. When the image of a black 'footman' with a lantern signified the home was a stop on the Underground Railroad. These are largely a northern thing, and weren't commonly found in the South until after WWII when northerners moved there and brought this custom with them. The clothing of the statue was also coded. A striped jockey's shirt meant that this was a place to swap horses, while a footman in a tailed coat meant overnight lodgings/food, and a blue sailor's waistcoat meant the homeowner could take you to a port and get you on a ship to Canada. I always laugh when I hear black folks talk about how racist these are, because honestly, the cats who had them were likely the LEAST racist. Later, these came back into popularity after WWII, and they were again coded to show the white homeowners supported early civil rights efforts, weren't Klan, etc.

And this....people, is why we need Black History month.  How many of you knew this?  For the record Tom Brady is not the...
02/08/2017

And this....people, is why we need Black History month. How many of you knew this? For the record Tom Brady is not the first person to win 5 superbowl rings.

Charles Lewis Haley (born January 6, 1964) is a retired American football linebacker and defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers (1986–1991, 1998–1999) and the Dallas Cowboys (1992–1996).

A versatile defensive player, Haley began his career as a specialty outside linebacker, eventually progressing to pass-rusher and finally full-fledged defensive end. He was the first five-time Super Bowl champion, and remains one of only two such players (with Tom Brady). Haley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

Timeline Photos
02/07/2017

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