Santa Ana Black Historical Society

Santa Ana Black Historical Society Supports, Promotes the Historical Cultural and Artistic Legacy of African Americans
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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. (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

03/24/2017

Glaac gala!!

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.

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02/07/2017

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02/06/2017

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She didn’t just help herself, she reached back to help others.My #BlackHistoryMonth hero of the day is #HarrietTubman ...
02/06/2017

She didn’t just help herself, she reached back to help others.
My #BlackHistoryMonth hero of the day is #HarrietTubman suffered physical abuse daily, still…. she rose! She escaped to #freedom and freed others along with her. Harriet “Moses” Tubman (1822 – March 10, 1913) was an American #abolitionist, #humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States #Army during the #AmericanCivilWar. She escaped slavery and led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the #UndergroundRailroad. The violence she suffered early in life caused permanent physical injuries. She carried the scars from her lashings in her teen years for the rest of her life. The most severe injury occurred when Tubman was an adolescent. Sent to a dry-goods store for supplies, she encountered a slave who had left the fields without permission. The man’s overseer demanded that Tubman help restrain the runaway. When Harriet refused, the overseer threw a two-pound weight that struck her in the head. Tubman endured seizures, severe headaches and narcoleptic episodes for the rest of her life. Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849. Working for the Union Army as a cook and nurse, Tubman quickly became an armed scout and spy. The first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided the Combahee River Raid, which liberated more than 700 slaves in South Carolina. #BlackHistory #Freedom #Nurse #courage #caring #determined

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02/05/2017

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Black Wall Street - NEVER FORGETAs one of the most prominent concentrations of African-American businesses in the United...
02/04/2017

Black Wall Street - NEVER FORGET
As one of the most prominent concentrations of African-American businesses in the United States during the early 20th century, it was popularly known as America's "Black Wall Street" until the Tulsa race riot of 1921, in which white residents massacred hundreds of black and the community was bombed. It was literally the first act of terrorism on American soil.

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02/04/2017

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02/03/2017
Because of Them We Can by Eunique Jones

When children speak...

Kids address the FACTS (and the Obamas) to kick off Black History Month...

#happyblackhistorymonth #knowthefacts #celebratethefacts

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02/03/2017

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02/03/2017

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02/02/2017

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Ready, Set....Go!  A very special opportunity for one lucky couple (or two people!) and a great opportunity for everyone...
02/02/2017

Ready, Set....Go! A very special opportunity for one lucky couple (or two people!) and a great opportunity for everyone else. To celebrate Black History Month, the Santa Ana Black Historical Society is creating a foundation to do big things for 2017!

Upload your favorite quote or photo that captures the meaning of Black History Month for you. It could be a personal photo, a special quote, anything! The post with the most likes at the end of the month wins two free tickets to a special screening hosted by the Santa Ana Black Historical Society of Hidden Figures at a members only private club. You and guest will relax in big comfy chairs, kick your feet up, enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres in one of the best screening rooms in California. Trust me on this one.

We are also offering a special membership package for $50 which grants you everything described above and membership for a year as well! This intimate space only holds 50 people, so first come, first serve!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/luxe-screening-of-hidden-figures-santa-ana-black-historical-society-tickets-31696818036

Use our special hashtags on your social media to help us spread the word #sablackhistory #blackhistorymonth

Kicking Off Black History Month with a series of amazing photographs each day of the month!
02/02/2017

Kicking Off Black History Month with a series of amazing photographs each day of the month!

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02/02/2017

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See you all on Saturday!  Committed to working together and staying strong.
02/01/2017

See you all on Saturday! Committed to working together and staying strong.

We are excited to have the talented #DonBWelch at the parade this Saturday. Did you all know that you can catch his stage production, #TheSoulCafé, Saturday Feb. 18th - 8pm at The #WilshireEbell in Los Angeles?

Don B. Welch is an accomplished writer, director, producer and playwright of over 21 stage productions. Some of the artists that have appeared in his works are: Loretta Devine, Lynn Whitfield, Ledisi, Kenny Lattimore, Dawnn Lewis & Vanessa Bell Calloway, to name just a few. He has also worked as a writer for Hollywood megastar, Will Smith, and has recently moved into the film genre with films as "The Bachelor Party" &, "24 Hour Love" and "The Divorce". As an accomplished novelist, he is signed to Random House Publishers and his 2 books, "The Bachelorette Party" & "In My Sisters House" are both best sellers.

There's no stopping Don B. Welch who gives #Godalltheglory!

The place to go for Easter Dresses and Mary Jane Shoes!  Anyone else have good memories of this place?
01/24/2017

The place to go for Easter Dresses and Mary Jane Shoes! Anyone else have good memories of this place?

Who's marching today?!!  Post your pics and let us know!
01/21/2017

Who's marching today?!! Post your pics and let us know!

On this day, The Santa Ana Black Historical Society recognizes that the important work of preserving our history is an a...
01/20/2017

On this day, The Santa Ana Black Historical Society recognizes that the important work of preserving our history is an active, ongoing, progressive responsibility that we take seriously. We stand proud as Americans and will continue to stand on the shoulders of those who sacrificed so much for us to be able to call Santa Ana or anywhere else we choose to live - home.

"True democracy is a project that's much bigger than any one of us...it's a job for all of us. It requires every day sustained effort from all of us. The work of perfecting our union is never finished."

Does anyone recognize these beauties?  The Miss Black Santa Ana Pageant in 1969!
01/18/2017

Does anyone recognize these beauties? The Miss Black Santa Ana Pageant in 1969!

SABHS question of the day:  In everyday conversation, do you use "Black" or "African American"?  How do you self identif...
01/17/2017

SABHS question of the day: In everyday conversation, do you use "Black" or "African American"? How do you self identify?

10/09/2016
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Dear Friend and Colleague:
Commemorating the Celebration of Veterans, of all branches THE ARMY, THE NAVY, THE AIR FORCE, THE COAST GUARD, THE MARINES, the Santa Ana Black Historical Society Presents a Tribute to Orange County Black Veterans
While over time, we have seen many changes occur in the world and within our own lives, there is one thing that has remind constant and that is the Santa Ana Black Historical Society commitment to providing a place for Veterans, and all of those who choose to come and be part of our this grand experience. Our doors and hearts have remained open to any and everyone who has come in to join us in this endeavor.
So it is our pleasure to welcome you to come and join us as we celebrate “A Tribute to Orange County Black Veterans The celebration will take place on Saturday, November 5th 2016, @ 5:00 pm at the Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W McFadden, and Santa Ana 92703.
Veterans from all Branches of Service are Invited, plus their Families and Friends this is pot luck “bring a dish for 6 people
The Santa Ana Black Historical Society (SABHS) is the realization of the dreams and aspirations of Mrs. Barbara Lawrence-Hill and Mrs. Harriet Woodert-Tyler. These locally legendary community servants are the figureheads of Orange County’s retention of the African American legacy. In 1963, Mrs. Lawrence-Hill, a historical researcher, became Santa Ana Unified School District’s first African American educator. Mrs. Woodert-Tyler, the “griot” of local black history, hails from a pioneering family that settled in the region in the 1920’s. SABHS was incorporated as a California non-profit public benefit corporation in 2005 by the collaborative efforts of T. Leon Berry-SABHS President- and nine charter members.

The general public can support the goals and objectives of SABHS with donations and memberships contributing to the planned fundraisers. Remember your contributions and donations are encouraged and are tax-deductible

For additional information regarding this celebration you can contact our office @ (714) 714 585 6635 or e-mail [email protected], web www.santaanablackhistory.com
Yours in Love of man kind T Leon Berry Chairperson, Bill Davis Publicity Chair, Nellie Berry & Gloria shanks Food & Music

T. Leon Berry President Santa Ana Black Historical Society

06/03/2016

africanamericanmuseumandculturalcenterofoc.org

02/10/2016

WELCOME TO THE

“Fundraiser” for the soon to come, “African-American museum-cultural center”

FEBRUARY 20TH,2016

5 PM TO 8 PM

at: Southwest Senior Center

2201 WesT McFadden St. Santa Ana, CA,92704



This will be an opportunity for all who attend to express their selves in an artistic way, for we will be CREATING OUR own art. there will be a fellow artist as well to help guide us. the fee will be $25.00 INCLUDING A membership WITH THE SANTA ANA BLACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY.



THERE WILL BE SPEAKERS FROM OTHER COMMUNITY GROUPS

TALKING ABOUT THERE INVOLVEMENT IN BLACK HISTORY



d’oeurves. So come on out and get ready to have a great time.



ALLEN DOBY IS THE MC

We need your support at our Black History Program Feb 20th 5-8 pm south west senior center (McFadden & Center Street) Santa Ana Ca. Call me T Leon 714 585 663

08/19/2015

August 2015 Monthly Meeting Agenda

BLACK HISTORY events coming up
• SANTA ANA BLACK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AUGUST MONTHLY MEETING
(1 Hour 45 Minutes start & stop time) Thursday August 20, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM

1601 west 2nd street Santa Ana CA (Mrs. Anne Mae Tripp –Connie Jones)

Call to Order * Minutes * Treasurers report * Review *Old & New Business, 6:00 PM To 6:15 PM Building Program 6:15 -6:30 pm NIKI’S Picnic summer Program’ 6:30 -7:10 pm speaker, Malika Rahmaan, and others ‘BLACK HISTORY MARCH on Washington DC

7:15 -7:45 pm Food/social By Nellie Berry

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM DONATION EXCEPTED “talk to Wellington Bennett
Opening/Welcome - Wellington Bennett, Barbara Junious, Bill Edwards, Bill Davis, Sharon Taylor, Gloria Shanks, T Leon Berry
Minutes from Pass Meetings
Santa Ana Black Historical Society, Speaker Program, Need You “to tell your story”
Once Around the Room- new ideas
Mission Statement: The Santa Ana Black Historical Society (SABHS) supports and promotes the historical, cultural and artistic legacy of African Americans and people of the African Diaspora. Through its mission and programming, (SABHS) celebrates the cultural diversity of Orange County, California and contributes to the appreciation of our unique heritage and the cultural perspectives of members of our richly varied communities.
BRING THIS AGENDA WITH YOU
South West Community Center
1601 west 2nd street (Mrs. Anne Mae Tripp –Connie Jones)
Santa Ana, CA 92703 714 585 6635

WE NEED YOUNG PEOPLE Partner with us in creating The AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM and CULTURAL CENTER OF ORANGE COUNTY
T. Leon Berry President SABHS

07/02/2015

HUNTINGTON BEACH – The inaugural Juneteenth Celebration in Huntington Beach kicked off Saturday at Huntington Beach Central Park.

Juneteenth started on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, to celebrate the abolition of slavery in the United States. This year marks the 150th Anniversary Celebration.

OC Learning Black History, with support from the Santa Ana Black Historical Society, organized the local event.

Today Ms. Unity and I visitied the OC Collaborative courts (909 N. Main in Santa Ana )This court provides treatment alte...
04/23/2015

Today Ms. Unity and I visitied the OC Collaborative courts (909 N. Main in Santa Ana )This court provides treatment alternatives to incarceration. Jail isn't always the answer! This court helps the homeless, mentally ill etc...this is very innovative and smart in my opinion.

Week 2 of the Orange County Superior Court's Leadership Academy!

Thanks Mr. Berry and the SABHS family for allowing me to participate in Orange County Superior Court's Leadership Academ...
04/07/2015

Thanks Mr. Berry and the SABHS family for allowing me to participate in Orange County Superior Court's Leadership Academy. I look forward to sharing my takeaways with all of you soon!

Shandell bbocfilm.com

Thanks for stopping by our booth on Saturday! Hope you enjoyed the 35th anniversary of the Black history parade and fair...
02/09/2015

Thanks for stopping by our booth on Saturday! Hope you enjoyed the 35th anniversary of the Black history parade and faire, we sure did!

11/21/2014
Santa Ana Black Historical Society

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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

11/21/2014

Hello everyone! Thanks for follow the SABHS page. Please do tell what you would like to see in the museum in support of the organizations goals! Your participation is needed and appreciated. To make donations and learn more, please contact the organization directly.

Come by and tell your story! Saturday, November 15th   2014, @ 5:00 pm at the Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W McFadden, ...
11/13/2014
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Come by and tell your story! Saturday, November 15th 2014, @ 5:00 pm at the Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W McFadden, Santa Ana 92703.

Commemorating the Celebration of Veterans, of all branches THE ARMY, THE NAVY, THE AIR FORCE, THE COAST GUARD, THE MARINES, the Santa Ana Black Historical Society Presents a Tribute to Orange County Black Veterans

While over time, we have seen many changes occur in the world and within our own lives, there is one thing that has remind constant and that is the Santa Ana Black Historical Society commitment to providing a place for Veterans, and all of those who choose to come and be part of our this grand experience. Our doors and hearts have remained open to any and everyone who has come in to join us in this endeavor.

So it is our pleasure to welcome you to come and join us as we celebrate “A Tribute to Orange County Black Veterans The celebration will take place on Saturday, November 15th 2014, @ 5:00 pm at the Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W McFadden, Santa Ana 92703. The general public can support the goals and objectives of SABHS with donations and memberships contributing to the planned fundraisers. Remember your contributions and donations are encouraged and are tax-deductible


Veterans from all Branches of Service are Invited, plus their Families and Friends this is pot luck “bring a dish for 6 people

The Santa Ana Black Historical Society (SABHS) is the realization of the dreams and aspirations of Mrs. Barbara Lawrence-Hill and Mrs. Harriet Woodert-Tyler. These locally legendary community servants are the figureheads of Orange County’s retention of the African American legacy. In 1963, Mrs. Lawrence-Hill, a historical researcher, became Santa Ana Unified School District’s first African American educator. Mrs. Woodert-Tyler, the “griot” of local black history, hails from a pioneering family that settled in the region in the 1920’s. SABHS was incorporated as a California non-profit public benefit corporation in 2005 by the collaborative efforts of T. Leon Berry-SABHS President- and nine charter members.

The general public can support the goals and objectives of SABHS with donations and memberships contributing to the planned fundraisers. Remember your contributions and donations are encouraged and are tax-deductible

For additional information regarding this celebration you can contact our office @ (714) 714 585 6635 or e-mail [email protected], web www.santaanablackhistory.com

Yours in Love of man kind

Darnelle Berry Chairperson, Bill Davis Publicity Chair, ,Nellie Berry & Gloria shanks Food & Musi

T. Leon Berry President Santa Ana Black Historical Society

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