Monrovia California Honors Colonel Allen Allensworth 100 Years—A Visionary
September 14, 2014 from 1:30P to 3:30P and is free to the public.
Monrovia Historical Museum, 742 East Lemon Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016...Just follow the Cavalry on Lemon Avenue.
Monrovia Historical Museum and Friends of Allensworth Celebrate Colonel Allen Allensworth—Chaplain 24th Infantry Buffalo Soldiers, educator, orator and founder of the town of Allensworth
This event is a celebration of the life of Colonel Allen Allensworth, Chaplain 24th Infantry Buffalo Soldiers.
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Monrovia Historical Museum and Friends of Allensworth along with the Buffalo Soldiers join in recognition of the leadership provided by Colonel Allensworth to the City of Monrovia. Together, we remember our triumphs while healing the pain and doubt that came before, and in doing so offer tribute to California’s Black Pioneers.
The September 14th program will feature Monrovia Mayor Lutz and City Councilmembers; Thomas Stratton, Statewide President Friends of Allensworth; Steven Baker, Monrovia’s Historian; and former Duarte Mayor Lois Gaston representing Second Baptist Church, Monrovia. This special event is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 pm and is free to the public.
Along with Monrovia Historical Museum and Friends of Allensworth, the New Buffalo Soldiers are helping the city of Monrovia commemorate the contributions of one of the original Buffalo Soldiers of the early 20th century: Lt. Colonel Allen Allensworth. Allensworth died in Monrovia exactly one hundred years ago on September 14, 1914.
KGEM’s Ralph Walker said, “On Sept 14, 2014, Monrovia wants to commemorate the life and contributions of this American visionary.” Monrovia Historical Museum’s curator of exhibits Mark Still continued, “Allensworth was the first pastor of our Second Baptist Church here in Monrovia. Second Baptist Church has served the community over 110 years.” The current bishop of Second Baptist, Dr. William LaRue Dillard, states, “Allensworth is a historic figure in this state, and his legacy will live on, even in Monrovia.”