Can you say “boot camp?” You could be a winner! Join us for a family friendly learning experience about an important part of American history. Sgt. Major (Retired) Melvin O'Neal Chestnut will lead community members in a lively discussion about the history and ongoing legacy of the Montford Point Marines. Evening includes family friendly games, presentations and discussion about the Montford Point Marines. Thursday, August 1, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm Malcolm X Library Community Room, 5148 Market Street. San Diego, CA 92114 Childcare available upon request Light refreshments served Reserve space with Elneda Shannon, Eshannon@sandi.net, (619) 293-4431San Diego Unified School District’s (SDUSD) Project Ujima has received a
prestigious Community Stories grant award for “The Montford Point Marines of San Diego” from CAL Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Community Stories projects give expression to the extraordinary variety of histories and experiences of California’s places and people. Project Ujima has received funding to produce 10 digital stories and a one-act play with Project Ujima families and the four (4) original Montford Point Marines residing in San Diego, as well as other members of the local Montford Point Marine Association.
> The Montford Point Marines were the first African Americans to serve in the U.S. Marines. Despite horrendous discrimination at home and within the ranks of the military, the Montford Point Marines served with honor and distinction. For the remainder of 2013 and beyond, Project Ujima parents and students will chronicle the historical and contemporary significance of the Montford Point Marines to San Diego history and culture. The resulting digital stories and play will be made available for school and public workshops and presentations, with additional footage of project participants answering the question: “Why should all Californians care about the history and legacy of the Montford Point Marines?” In addition to learning the technology for chronicling the ongoing significance of the Montford Point Marines to San Diego County and beyond, Project Ujima students and their parents and caregivers will have meaningful interaction with living African American heroes and reaffirm the active struggle it takes to achieve social justice and advance personal and collective dreams. The Parent Outreach and Engagement Department, the Harold J. Ballard Parent Center and Project Ujima are funded by the San Diego Unified School District’s Title 1 Program and the Target Foundation. This project was made possible with support from CAL Humanities, in partnership with the NEH. Experience more at www.calhum.org. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of Cal Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group
P.O. Box 741956
San Diego, California 92174-1956
(619) 262-5810 cell#(619) 507-7676