On Sunday, February 19th, the Pacoima Historical Society is collaborating with The
Museum of the San Fernando Valley to present a Black History Month celebration.
Both organizations are inviting valley residents to come experience the visual and oral
history of African Americans in the San Fernando Valley.
The event will feature music from local bands and artists, with DJ/MC Eric Stewart
hosting the festivities. There will be large photo exhibits, vendors, and food. It promises
to be a fun and enlightening time for all.
Newly elected Los Angeles Mayor, Karen Bass*, is one of the invited special guests.
Guest speakers also include USC Football legend Anthony Davis*, who was an All-
American at San Fernando High School and member of the 1965 North Valley Broncos,
the first all-Black baseball team to advance to the Little League World Series.
In addition, author and historian Crystal Jackson will deliver an in-depth presentation on
the untold African American history of the San Fernando Valley. She will also be signing
copies of her new book “The Marilyn Monroe Connection,” which reveals the Hollywood
actress’ secret connection to Pacoima’s Black community.
* Scheduled to attend and participate in the event.
What: Black History Month Celebration
When: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Where: The Museum SFV
18904 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91324
(On the grounds of the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte)
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE (suggested donation to support both Org's)
RSVP: HERE on Eventbrite - to let us know you are attending (and how many people)
Parking: FREE - pull in the gates of The Rancho - 9015 Wilbur Ave. and you will be directed to parking areas.
For more event information and for sponsorship participation, please contact:
Crystal Jackson President, Pacoima Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-646-8093
For more information on event and entertainment, please contact:
Eric Stuart, The Museum of the SFV, 818-347-9665 or email@example.com,
Thank you -please bring family members, friends and colleagues to this special event.