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CHICO—Voices of the Golden Ghosts Performance
March 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Strike at Weed Lumber Mill, Courtesy of Weed Museum
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CHICO—In the mountains of Northern California, in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties, one of the largest gold mining events of the 19th century occurred. Within a few years of the first discovery of gold, miners had arrived from all corners of the globe. Among those arriving in the west were a significant number of African Americans. In fact by 1852 over 2,000 men of African American descent were in the California gold fields. However, today little is ever mentioned about the free and enslaved black men and women who lived in the northern California wilderness by pick and shovel. Through the lens of contemporary storytelling and theater and lecture this performance will reconstruct the lives of these African Americans.
Chico Womens’ Club
592 E 3rd St,
Chico, CA 95928
Tickets will be $10 general and $5 students.
For more information, contact Project Director Mark Oliver at 530-859-3316.
This program is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities For All Project Grant.