In 1908, the town of Allensworth, California became the first town in the state to be founded and funded by African Americans. Ed Pope was a one-time resident of the town and a passionate advocate for its preservation.
Mr. Pope passed away in September. Throughout his life, Mr. Pope worked tirelessly to preserve the town and helped establish the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park in 1974.
His interview was excerpted from, "Land of Promise: The Story of Allensworth," a film produced, directed and written by Pam Harris. Tune into Monday's show for more.