Cal Humanities

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Film: From The Quarters to Lincoln Heights

Few know or have researched the history of African Americans west of the Mississippi, let alone in the Siskiyous of far Northern California.

This excerpt is from the documentary From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights, which delves into the story of how thousands of African Americans came to work in Northern California’s lumber mills nearly a hundred years ago and explores some of the multi-racial rural towns they called home.