September 25, 2010

2010 Rededication Celebration

We invite you, your family, and friends to join us as we travel back in time to a period when the Allensworth community was busting with vitality. When the glee club traveled in a Model A Ford to surrounding towns – from Bakersfield to Fresno and back over in the hills to places like Lindsay and Porterville. And the women gathered at each other’s homes to make quilts from the scraps of wore out shirts and dresses.

On Saturday, October 9th Friends of Allensworth members and visitors from all over California will descend on Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park for the 2010 Rededication celebration.

The program will feature live entertainment on the main stage – a puppet show featuring Colonel Allensworth, Spoken Word Artist, Gospel Music, Jazz, Square Dancers, Praise Team, and guest speaker George Palmer. You will be able to purchase food from the vendors or bring your own. Vendors will also be selling art, cards and other African American goods. While touring the historic homes and businesses you will have an opportunity to hear Allensworth decedents share stories that were passed down from their parents and grandparents. Or you can take a ride around the park on one of bikes from the park’s new fleet of rentals bikes.

Stephen Hill, Sr.

September 23, 2010

Frances K. Jackson Businesswoman of the Year

Congratulations to Frances K. Jackson, vice-president of the San Diego Chapter of the Friends of Allensworth, on being selected as the 2010 African American Business Women of Vision’s (AABWV) Businesswoman of the year. Frances will be honored at the AABWV 13th Anniversary Celebration Dinner.

13th Anniversary Celebration
African American Business Women of Vision
Friday, October 15, 2010
Mission Valley Resort, 875 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
Registration and vendors 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Program and Dinner starts at 7:00 p.m.

To register for the celebration dinner fill out the attached form. Sponsorships and vendor tables are also available. To RSVP or get more information about the celebration contact Dee Sanford at or 619-263-6868.

Stephen Hill, Sr.

September 16, 2010

Addie Singleton Talk

The Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ in Lompoc, California will host a talk by Addie Singleton on Sunday, September 19th. Addie Singleton is a descendant of Joshua and Henrietta Singleton owners of the Singleton store in Allensworth, California. The Singleton store was in operation until Mr. Singleton died in 1928. You can read more about the Singleton friend on the Friends of Allensworth website.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

11:15 a.m.

Admission and refreshments are free.

For more information, visit or call 805-733-3333.

Stephen Hill, SR.

September 12, 2010

Allensworth: A Place. A People. A Story.

Stormy Reflection
By David Green


The exhibit Allensworth: a Place. A People. A Story.

A collective photographic study of Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park by Photographers Rick Russell, David Paul Green, Karen Carll, Clark Campbell, Jean Carter, Ted Dayton, Christy Stallcup, Robert Mance and April Bielefeldt.

The exhibit includes a video created by Dusty and Barbara Stiles that celebrates the contributions of docents and volunteers at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.

Visit the California African American Museum website to view samples the exhibit photos.


August 26, 2010 – February 27, 2011


California African American Museum

600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037


Admission to the museum is free however, parking is $8.00

Hours of Operation:

The museum galleries are open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday 11:00 – 5:00 pm.

Stephen Hill, Sr.