On Sunday, February 19, the Pacoima Historical Society is collaborating with the Museum of the San Fernando Valley to present a gala 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 celebration 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 the events special invited guest.
Guest speakers 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.
Also 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.
Admission is free to the Black History Month celebration, which takes place at the Museum of the San Fernando Valley located on 18904 Nordhoff Blvd in Northridge. Donations are strongly encouraged!
Sponsorship packages are available for inclusion in our special edition souvenir book, which will be available during and after the event. For more information about sponsorships or vending call (818) 646-8093.