Blogged By: La Tray
Photo Credit: Allensworth Library (Park.gov) / Allen Allensworth (blackpast.org) / Charles Alston (jameslogancourier.org) / Charles Alston Art Work (provisionslibrary)
Posted: Thursday February 2, 2012 @ 9:30 pm PST
Topic: Black History Month
Celebrating Black History Month on Thursday February 2, 2012.
According to Biography Fact 3, 4, and Fact 5:
Allensworth is the only California community to be founded, financed and governed by African-Americans. Created by Allen Allensworth in 1908, the town was built with the intention of establishing a self-sufficient, all-black city where African-Americans could live their lives free of racial discrimination.
Jazz, an African–American musical form born out of the Blues, Ragtime, and marching bands originated in Louisiana during the turn of the 19th century. The word Jazz is a slang term that at one point referred to a sexual act.
Artist Charles Alston founded the “306 Group”, a club that provided support and apprenticeship for African-American artists during the 1940s. It served as a studio space for prominent African-American artists such as poet Langston Hughes; sculptor Augusta Savage; and mixed-media artist Romare Bearden.