March 4, 2017

African Americans of Monterey County (Images of America) by Jan Batiste Adkins

By Jan Batiste Adkins

humans of African history have traveled to Monterey because the 1770s, whilst African Spaniard Alexo Nino, a ship’s caulker, traveled with Fr. Junipero Serra to Monterey through the San Antonio. for hundreds of years because Nino, black women and men migrated to the Monterey Bay zone looking for a brand new lifestyles. within the twentieth century, a few African american citizens proven companies, got houses, and inspired relatives and buddies to settle in Monterey County. Others pursued army careers. Out of those groups got here church buildings, faculties, provider agencies, and social teams. For the subsequent century, the background of Monterey County’s African American groups have reflected the nation’s sluggish growth towards integration with triumphs and setbacks which have been captured in photos of employment possibilities, church buildings, enterprise successes, and political struggles.

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