AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[CA] Riverside Black History~STRICKLAND
Sadonya I saw this article and I am wondering if you know these people and if they might be in the family tree?
Riverside woman works to preserve history of area's African-Americans
10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, May 2, 2009
By DAVID OLSON
Susan Strickland's grandmother fled to Riverside from Georgia in 1903 after she had the audacity to complain to the Georgia governor's office about discriminatory treatment that relatives faced.
Although Riverside was a less dangerous place for blacks to live, African-Americans in the Inland area still faced segregated schools and neighborhoods and were shut out of many jobs.
Today, Strickland seeks to preserve the history of the struggles of African-Americans like her grandmother, people who helped build the Inland area but are largely forgotten.