Honoring Our Elders...
At the height of Jim Crow, merely a few decades ago, 1/4 African Americans were being lynched. The threat of violence and death propelled droves of African-Americans to flee the South, leaving their families and communities. The history has often been so traumatizing that these narratives are rarely captured.
In the spirit of Isabel Wilkerson's groundbreaking book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Bay Area storytellers will share the migration stories of Black elders who migrated from the South to Oakland, CA. All of the stories are a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the resilience of African Americans.
Join us in honoring our elders and enjoy the recording of the inaugural Black Gold Storytelling event and the 2022 event below!
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