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    The Robinsons in Pasadena: A Lecture, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:30 pm The Robinsons in Pasadena: A Lecture, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:30 pm
    The Robinsons in Pasadena: A Lecture February 20, 2018
    6:30 pm–8:00 pm
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    The Robinsons in Pasadena: A Lecture


    6:30pm–8:00pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center celebrates Black History Month with a special lecture: The Robinsons in Pasadena: A Life Between Segregation and Integration.

    Professor Amy Essington, historian and executive director of the Historical Society of Southern California, will present a program about her new research into the Robinson Family in Pasadena.

    “In the Far West, the system of racism was not the formal system found in the South. It was instead a more fluid and uncertain system which people of color had to navigate. Africans Americans in Pasadena lived a reality experienced by many people of color in Southern California in the 1920s and 1930s. Mallie Robinson and her five children, Edgar, Frank, Mack, Willa Mae, and Jackie, lived in a community that straddled segregation and integration. Their experiences show the racism, discrimination, and opportunity for African Americans in Pasadena before World War II."

    Refreshments will be provided. There is not charge for this program but it is necessary RSVP at the Welcome Desk or by calling 626 795-4331.

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