Film Traces African-Americans’ North State Roots

What: Film screening: “From The Quarters to Lincoln Heights”

When: Jan 28, 8 p.m.

Where: Old City Hall

Cost: $7 or $6 for SCAC Members

For ticket pre-order, contact Milinda Taylor at 241-7320

Producer Mark Oliver and Co-Producer James Langford are partnering with the Shasta County Arts Council to showcase their new film.

The documentary is designed to tell the story of how this large, established African-American population in the small towns of Weed, McCloud, Mount Shasta and Dunsmuir, California came to root themselves in such an unlikely place. Migrating from the southern U.S. in the 1920s to work in some of the world’s largest lumber mills, the film will explore how these unique communities of African Americans thrived in these multi-racial rural towns. This film will tell this little known history, revealing the early inter-racial relationships that existed in Northern California.

DVDs will be available at the Redding screening for $20.

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-from press release