Video: Growing community at Black Point historic gardens with the American Indian Cultural District
Sharaya Souza, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the American Indian Cultural District (AICD), takes us around Black Point historic gardens at Fort Mason and tells us about the Community Gardening Days held in partnership between AICD and the Parks Conservancy.
It’s healing to be together outside in the gardens. It’s also an act of reclamation and an opportunity to look at the whole history of this land, good and bad. Black Point was purchased by John C. Fremont in 1860, just 14 years after he had participated in the mass murder of Wintu people, including women and children, in the Bear Flag Revolt, a violent event that led to the United States taking control over what is now California. By looking critically and honestly at our past, we can move toward a better and more honest and inclusive present.