By OBSERVER Newsroom

The City of Sacramento is seeking public participation in its effort to document the history of African Americans in Sacramento. This grant-funded project calls for both detailed historical research collecting oral history and historical documents, and the production of a thematic historic context that documents the historical African American experience in Sacramento. Community involvement in the project is essential for ensuring accurate and complete documentation of Sacramento’s African American history.

To ensure this community involvement, there will be meetings held on Thursday, March 9, and Friday, March 10.

Meeting Info:

  • 12 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the African Marketplace, in the Obama Room. The meeting will be hosted by Ella Hall-Kelley and Dale McKinney.
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Roberts Family Development Center. The meeting will be hosted by Tina and Derrell Roberts.

The purpose of the meetings is to learn more about the City’s African American Experience Project.

Review the first draft of historic research and learn about the goals of the project that is being undertaken by the City of Sacramento’s Historic Preservation Staff