Oral Histories

Interview of Eugene Brooks

Subtitle:
unknown title
Series:
Allensworth Community
Topic:
African American History
Community History
Interviewer:
Clayton, Mayme
Interviewee:
Brooks, Eugene
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series features recollections of the descendants of Allensworth (California) residents and founders. The town was established in 1908 by Lieutenant Colonel Allen Allensworth (1842-1914), at that time the highest-ranking African American officer in history. The first town in California to be founded, governed, and financed by African Americans, it was dedicated to improving their economic and social status through land ownership, agriculture and entrepreneurship.
Abstract:
Donated; 22 pages of transcript.