Daniel Bloom, California, Edith discussed on The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal

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Incoming company are building a better building a better segment a segment that is a right now is our nation is discussing what to do with these monuments and statues of former slave owners were also looking to provide a history that includes more diverse stories Marcia I am in the city of Sacramento historians working on a new program to bring these stories to life through new video tour one she believes that needs to be highlighted is this African American business owner story on I street there is a gentleman named Daniel bloom as an African American man he was a former slave came here in eighteen forty nine and was very successful in the gold rush he set up a laundry business he actually built his house just a little ways from the then governor of the time Peter Burnett who is an extreme racist he tried to block he wanted in that first constitutional convention they wanted to say that African Americans didn't even come in California they were they were southerners that brought all their prejudices with them Daniel blue is more than just a great businessman he started the A. any church here in town he founded the first interracial school where it was African American children and native Americans that went to school together he also is credited with freeing the last slave in California where he went to and had a lawsuit to negotiate to win us freedom of young African American woman named Edith and he won it and he just went on to later Mary and he adopted her and she went on to marry and have a life here in the Sacramento area I'm in believes people need to see themselves as a part of history and she's working to tell those mark more diverse stories.

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