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"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." 

Marcus Garvey
The Fresno Bee
Saturday, May 3, 1924
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Ogden, Utah

 764 miles away

Humboldt, CA 

300 miles away

Fresno, CA

174 miles away

In 1924, the prejudiced residents of Piedmont, California compelled the first Black family to leave through the use of mobs, violence, and various threats, both physical and legal. For a century, this historical account was suppressed, overlooked, and subjected to gatekeeping. This platform aims to shed light on the well-known but concealed history, serving as a means to educate and confront the realities of our troubled past. It strives to underscore the progress made while acknowledging the ongoing work required to rectify and understand our history.
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