Black History Day

February

Learn about our unique, inclusive history by attending Black History/Multi-Cultural Day.¬† Guinda was once “a refuge for freed slaves” and one of California’s oldest African American communities. Celebrate with links, ribs, jazz, gospel and a rare taste of Yolo County’s secret African American past.

Never a “slave state,” California also did not encourage Blacks to settle here–but things were different in the Capay Valley. Once early Blacks like the Green Berry Logans in Guinda and Basil Campbell north of Esparto were able to settle and begin farming, their families grew and others followed them west. Our schools were never segregated, as can be seen in the early pictures taken at the many 1-to-2-room country schools in the area.

Western Yolo Grange Рhttp://www.westernyologrange.org/

For more information contact the Grange Program Director, Pam Bateman, at summertimepam@gmail.com