Friday, August 2, 2013

Project Ujima Montford Point Marines Program - Malcolm X Library


 Project Ujima Montford Point Marines Program -  Malcolm X Library on Thursday, 
August 1, 2013 from  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM



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) 293-4431
  
San 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.
From Marti Lewis......                                        

I'm just getting this message . . . you can post anything that I e-mail out. 

Thanks!
Margaret Lewis -  President
San Diego African American Genealogy Research Group
P.O. Box 741956
San Diego, California 92174-1956
(619) 262-5810 cell#(619) 507-7676 

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