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African Americans in Vallejo (Images of America)

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African Americans have been part of the Vallejo mosaic since the city's inception in 1850. John Grider, a Tennessee native and former slave, was one of the city's earliest residents and a veteran of the California Bear Flag Revolt of 1846. Many 19th-century black pioneers established homes, businesses, and schools during the Great Migration period of 1910-1970s, when the bulk of Vallejo's black community took firm root. During this period, black folks from throughout the South--tiny towns and big cities alike, from places like Itasca, Texas; Heidelberg, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Lake Wales, Florida--made their way west searching for war industry jobs at Mare Island Naval Shipyard and lives relatively free of unrelenting racial discord.

About the Author

Sharon McGriff-Payne is a lifelong resident of Vallejo and a child of the Great Migration. McGriff-Payne's parents came to California in the 1940s via Lake Wales, Florida. Her previous work, John Grider's Century--African Americans in Solano, Napa, and Sonoma Counties from 1845 to 1925, explored early black pioneers who settled in Northern California, leading the way for other African Americans who would follow in the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738595818
Author:
Mcgriff-payne, Sharon
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
McGriff-Payne, Sharon
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
AFR
Subject:
Eth
Subject:
Ca
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 x 0.31 in 10.5 oz

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
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