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Allensworth Rising

08/05/2022

The Allensworth alliance community and col. Allensworth state historic park for a time of celebration! United we stand as we celebrate $40 Million Paving the way for allensworth to thrive again.

46th Annual Community Rededication Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

08/05/2022

State funding seeks to restore historic Black town

07/18/2022

Job Posting – TAC Farm Manager

06/28/2022

The TAC Teaching and Innovation Farm proudly seeks a Farm Manager who can help catalyze this economic engine based in Allensworth, Ca. Please see attached for more detail and submission information.

Celebration of Freedom, Resilience & Wellness

06/07/2022

ALLENSWORTH, CA | The Friends of Allensworth, in conjunction with the Allensworth Progressive Association and Allensworth Alliance, are hosting a Juneteenth celebration on Saturday June 11th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park at 4011 Grant Drive, Allensworth,CA. 92319.

NBC Story

05/27/2022

In the early 1900s, Allensworth, California was a shining example of Black prosperity — before a series of policies led to its decline. Now, believers and advocates are taking on the task of restoring it to its original vision.

The Battery | Women Building Black Wealth

05/04/2022

While we as a nation continue to grapple with the concepts & policies of Reparations to Black America, California is forging the way forward. Hear from powerful black women leaders, working to revitalize their ICONIC communities in The Bay Area & across California – rebuilding their legacies to secure black sovereignty & vibrant community.

AGENCY JOINS EFFORT TO REVIVE HISTORIC CENTRAL VALLEY COMMUNITY

05/04/2022

On a rare rainy day deep in the Central Valley, the driver of a pickup truck sees a group of people gathered around a historical marker. He pulls off Highway 43, lowers his window and asks a question.

Healthy Soils Program Participants TAC Farm

05/04/2022

The Healthy Soils Program, administered by the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA), provides grants to farmers and ranchers who adopt management practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration in soil and plants.

A Piece of History Lands in a Contemporary Fight

05/04/2022

ALLENSWORTH, Calif. — It is an unlikely place for a utopia: this cracked-earth landscape of two-lane roads in the Central Valley, so remote that the lilting staccato of freight trains can be heard from miles away.

An African American farmer’s Central Valley dream

05/04/2022

When his mother’s health was declining, Dennis Hutson moved to Allensworth in California’s Central Valley. The town, founded in 1908, was created on the principle that African Americans could own property, run their own town and live peacefully while pursuing the American dream. Population 471, the town is now just 5% African American.

A new generation hopes to restore a historic Black town

05/04/2022

In the early 1900s, Allensworth, California was a shining example of Black prosperity — before a series of policies led to its decline. Now, believers and advocates are taking on the task of restoring it to its original vision.

Working in Harmony with Nature and Community

05/04/2022

Written by Janet McGarry – Deep in the heart of California’s Central Valley, lying in the dry parched soils of the former Tulare Lake, there is a farm: with vegetables, grains, livestock, hedgerows and windbreaks thriving in an area that once was the largest lake west of the Mississippi.

BlackHistoryToday 22 Leaders to Follow in 2022

05/04/2022

Black Leadership has long paved the way for progress — socially, economically and environmentally — not just in their communities but for everybody in America

Allensworth finds a ‘Source’ for clean water

05/04/2022

ALLENSWORTH – When former slave turned U.S. Naval officer Col. Allensworth founded the town that bears his name in the southwestern corner of Tulare County in 1908, water was gushing just below the surface fed by the Tulare Lake, at one time the largest lake west of Mississippi.