Historic Belmar Park: Preserving History through Stories and Art

Join historian Alison Rose Jefferson and social practice artist April
Banks for a discussion about the Belmar History + Art Project, including the outdoor
exhibition that will soon encircle the new park, Historic Belmar Park. The outdoor
exhibition features a monumental new artwork, A Resurrection in Four Stanzas, and
interpretative story panels which are an outgrowth of the book “Living the California
Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era.” These and other
features of the Belmar History + Art Project commemorate the history of the Historic
Belmar Park area and other South Santa Monica Beach neighborhoods that were home
to a thriving African American community until they were displaced in the
1950s. Keeping this history alive is a goal of the Belmar History + Art project and the
Santa Monica Black Lives Association, the nonprofit organization founded by Black
community leaders spearheading the creation of the Black Agenda.
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Feb 16 2021


6:00 pm

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