Learn More about Allensworth

Below is a sampling of books, media, and curriculum related to Allensworth. Check with your local library and media outlets for possible additional materials.


Allensworth: The Freedom Colony
Alice C. Royal and Scott Braley (2008)

Allensworth Freedom Colony

Battles and Victories of Allen Allensworth, A.M., Ph.D., Lieutenant-Colonel, Retired, U.S. Army
Charles Alexander (1914; new printing 2006)
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Battles and Victories of Allen Allensworth

Out of Darkness: The Story of Allen Allensworth
Evelyn Radcliffe (1998)
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Out of Darkness

A Pictorial History of Allensworth: A Unique Black Town
Robert S. Mikell (1985)
Available through public libraries.

It Happened at Allensworth
Alice LaMurle Smith; Parnell Lovelace, editor (1997)
Available through public libraries.


Allensworth: A Piece of the World
California State Parks (2003)
May be viewed at the park.

African Americans in California’s Heartland
KVIE and Corita Gravitt, Producer (2003)
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California’s Gold #308: A Tale of Two Cities
Huell Howser Productions (1992)
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The Spirit of Allensworth
Danny McGuire (1979)
Available through public libraries.

Teacher’s Curriculum

Allensworth: A Piece of the World: A Teacher’s Guide with Student Lessons and Resources
California State Parks (2004)
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