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Sweet Freedom’s Plains (Center for Sacramento History)
On 2/9/2017

Historian and CSUS Emerita Professor Shirley Ann Wilson Moore will speak about her recently published book on the westward migration story of black pioneers. Tracing the journeys of black overlanders who traveled the Mormon, California, Oregon, and other trails, Moore describes in vivid detail what they left behind, what they encountered along the way, and what they expected to find in their new, western homes. She argues that African Americans understood advancement and prosperity in ways unique to their situation as an enslaved and racially persecuted people, even as they shared many of the same hopes and dreams held by their white contemporaries. For African Americans, the journey westward marked the beginning of liberation and transformation. At the same time, black emigrants’ aspirations often came into sharp conflict with real-world conditions in the West.

Shirley Ann Wilson Moore specializes in U.S. and African American history. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989. Moore is the author of To Place Our Deeds: The African American Community in Richmond, California, 1910–1963 and coeditor, with Quintard Taylor, of African American Women Confront the West, 1600–2000.

Dr. Moore will sign copies of her book, Sweet Freedom’s Plains: African Americans on the Overland Trails, 1841-1869, at the conclusion of her presentation; cost is $30.00.
Old Sacramento Underground Tour (Old Sacramento Underground)
From 4/1/2017 through 12/31/2017

Come see and learn how Sacramento lifted itself up out of the flood waters during the 1860s and 1870s!

Tour guides explain how the streets and buildings were “Jacked Up!” to avoid further flooding as visitors explore two spaces that were created by the city’s successful raising process. This historical tour includes hollow sidewalks, sloped alleyways, and the Underground spaces themselves. Our colorful cast of guides ensures no two tours are ever the same!
Underground After Hours
From 5/4/2017 through 10/26/2017

Relive the night life of Gold Rush Sacramento – if you dare!

Your guides for Underground After Hours dwell on matters they just can’t discuss on the daytime tours: Murder, mischief, madness, mayhem – and madams!

Spend a night on the new town with a shady character from the past, who’ll show you around to the saloons, gaming halls, theaters and houses of ill-fame – places you can only see in the twilight. Meet swindlers, soiled doves and sneaky speculators! Hear all the gossip on murders of passion, political intrigue, and the century’s most notorious woman! Try your hand at a game of chance!

It’s a gamblers’ paradise!

Needless to say, you must be 21 or older to take part.
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