Black History Month

The Shasta College Umoja Program hosted their annual Black History Month virtually on February 23, 2021. 

Guest Speakers

  • Celeste McAllister, who spoke on Biddy Mason—Born enslaved, Founded the First African Methodist Church in Los Angeles in 1872.
  • Mark Oliver, who spoke on Voices of the Golden Ghosts—The lives of African Americans involved in the Gold Mining of 1850’s Northern California, specifically Siskiyou County.
  • Eddie McAllister, who spoke on the Pullman Porters—Starting shortly after the American Civil War George Pullman sought out former slaves to work on his sleeping cars.

Access Zoom Recording (via YouTube): https://youtu.be/SnEvLQ-JXiQ