Allensworth: A place. A people. A story

In the long shadow of the Civil War, a group of pioneers in the American West were determined to find a place of their own. Allensworth became California's first Black-founded, financed and governed town. The enduring legacy of Colonel Allen Allensworth's dream is recreated and maintained daily by those who painstakingly work to keep the environment of Allensworth alive. What began in 1908 as a settlement by a former slave, is today the subject of an exhibition of contemporary photographs now on view at the California African American Museum (CAAM). The power and beauty of these extraordinarily vibrant photographs give the viewer a sense of actually being in the Allensworth site. In addition to recognizing the historic significance of Allensworth, these images are also personalized interpretations by photographic artists Rick Russell, David Paul Green, Mel and Karen Carll, Clark Campbell, Jean Carter, Ted Dayton, Christy Stallcup, Robert Mance and April Bielefeldt, all of whom sought to recreate the soul of that pioneering spirit through their modern camera lenses

Tuesday, 25 January, 2011
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California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Exposition Park
Los AngelesCA 90047
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