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(from here) Take a self-guided Walking Tour of the African American History of Pasadena. Audio descriptions of the sites visited are available by scanning this code with your cell phone: Or by visiting the link above. Originally conceived by the NAACP Pasadena Branch as a bus tour, this version, as a self-guided walking tour, was co-created by the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition (PasCSC) and the NAACP for “Walktober 2020.” ...

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Jackie Robinson, 1947


Posted By on Feb 20, 2021

(reposted from History.com) By 1900, the unwritten color line barring Black players from white teams in professional baseball was strictly enforced. Jackie Robinson, a sharecropper’s son from Georgia, joined the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League in 1945 after a stint in the U.S. Army (he earned an honorable discharge after facing a court-martial for refusing to move to the back of a segregated bus). His play caught the...

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Black History Month 2021 Theme


Posted By on Feb 20, 2021

reposting from https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme.The Black History Month 2021 theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States. READ MORE: Black History Milestones (from ASALH) The black...

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The St. Barnabas Pasadena Story


Posted By on Feb 20, 2021

The links below are of the documentary THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (with appearances of Bishop Michael Curry).   From Absalom Jones and Richard Allen to Black Lives Matter and Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church We had a watching party and it was powerful! Use the links or scan the QR code with your smartphone or tablet to watch! The Black Church | Episode 1 | PBS...

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Press release from the City of Pasadena: January 26, 2021 PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the achievements and contributions of Black Americans and their central role in our nation’s history with virtual programs, events, and activities for all ages. Pasadena Public Library; the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department; and the Pasadena Black History Committee...

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