Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are a part of our country’s history.
In honor of Black History Month, I would like to spotlight Crystal Jackson who is the founder and president of the Pacoima Historical Society. The mission of the organization is to preserve Pacoima’s cultural past through the gathering of images, books, objects, and oral histories that span its 1,500-year history. As a native of Pacoima, Crystal has organized culturally-themed community programs that have engaged and uplifted #AD43. These historical projects have taught youth the importance of preserving history and learning from the past.
It is an honor to represent committed community leaders like Crystal!
Learn more about the Pacoima Historical Society at this link: https://www.pacoimahistoricalsociety.org/.