by Alice C. Royal, Mickey Ellinger et al.
October 13, 2008 The town of Allensworth was the first in California to be founded and funded solely by African Americans. At its height, the town — founded by a former slave-turned-soldier — had a bustling economy. As Allensworth celebrates its 100th anniversary, Farai Chideya gets perspective from Lonnie Bunch, Alice Royal, and Thomas Ward.
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