Founding a City
Chaplain Allensworth retired from the military in 1906 at the rank of lieutenant colonel, the highest ranking African American at the time. He and his family moved to California where, with others, they started a Black township in southern California called Allensworth. This online exhibit shows the history of Allensworth. It is now a California State Park with an active friends group supporting its significant history.
Take a Virtual Tour of Allensworth