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Join us for Independence Day at 12:30 p.m. for a live California African-American Freedom Trail cruise from Pier 43 1/2 with John William Templeton, creator of the California African-American Freedom Trail and history advisor to the Songhoy People. Here he is joined by the Amiru Songhoy, Dr. Hassimi Oumarou Maiga, direct descendant of Askia Muhammad
Take the last leg of our statewide African-American Freedom Trail journey with a thrilling tour of African-American maritime history on July 25 at 12:30. you'll have the unique commentary of the editor of Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 and the trilogy on the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments. He will also discuss the sights along the seven-day statewide trip along the California African-American Freedom Trail.
You'll have the same views as the great African-American mariners of the18th and 19th century who made the Pacific an ocean of freedom and spread freedom across the world. Meet at Fisherman's Wharf by 12:45 pm for the curated trips led by historian John William Templeton.
The San Francisco waterfront is the trailhead for the 6,000 site California African-American Freedom Trail. Historian John William Templeton leads a seven day excursion to the Mesican border and back through the Sierras to Gold Rush country and wineries that will blow your mind July 8-14