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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: May 8, 2000


CSUS Professor to Speak on
Blues and Richmond's History

Blues clubs, blues music and their part in the history of Richmond's African American community will be the focus of a talk at California State University, Sacramento at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 17 in the University Union Lobby Suite.

Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, a CSUS history professor, will give the presentation, titled "Traditions From Home." It will be based on her new book, To Place Our Deeds: The African American Community in Richmond, California, 1910-1963, which traces the growth of that city's working class African American community. The book is based on oral histories, newspaper articles and other archival materials.

Moore will discuss the role of the African American culture in Richmond during the World War II years, when the African American population skyrocketed and the blues clubs helped nurture the civil rights movement.

Moore will accompany her talk with slides, music and singing.

For more information or to RSVP, call (916) 278-5954

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For further information send E-Mail to: infodesk@csus.edu.

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