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PODCAST–We Are Not Strangers Here: African American Histories in Rural California

February 16

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

Nine young African American men and women sitting in a field, Tulare County.

PODCAST–NEW six-part Cal Ag Roots Podcast Series: We Are Not Strangers Here.

The California Institute of Rural Studies is pleased to announce the premiere of our newest Cal Ag Roots podcast series, We Are Not Strangers Here. This series highlights hidden histories of African Americans who have shaped California’s food and farming culture from early statehood to the present. The first episode airs on February 9, 2021.

We Are Not Strangers Here is a collaboration between Susan Anderson of the California African American Museum, the California Historical Society, Exhibit Envoy, and Amy Cohen, Dr. Caroline Collins from UC San Diego, and our Cal Ag Roots Project at the California Institute for Rural Studies.

This six-part series is also connected to a traveling exhibit of the same name. The exhibit was originally designed to travel throughout California. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and closures we’re now digitally reconceiving the We Are Not Strangers Here exhibit so that people can still enjoy it even during the pandemic. Please check out www.agroots.org for updates on the digital exhibit!

Episode One: “Freedom Chasers: Early Black Settlers and the California Dream” Airs 2/9/21
Episode Two: “Hidden Roots: Uncovering the Legacies of African American Homesteaders in California” Airs 2/16/21
Episode Three: “Cultivating Change: African American Homesteaders, Innovators, and Civic Leaders” Airs 2/23/21
Episode Four: “Independent Settlements: Building Black Communities in Rural California” Airs 3/2/21
Episode Five: “Back to the Land: Allensworth and the Black Utopian Dream” Airs 3/9/21
Episode Six: “Still Here: Black Farmers & Agricultural Stewardship in the Modern Age” Airs 3/16/21

Tune into the podcast at https://www.agroots.org/not_strangers.

This project was made possible with support from the California Humanities’ Humanities for All Project Grant, and the 11th Hour Project at the Schmidt Family Foundation.


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