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June 19, 2021: A Celebration of Ellen Garrison Clark

Please join the Altadena Historical Society in celebrating the extraordinary legacy of Ellen Garrison Clark, a Black female civil rights activist and educator.

Born in the mid-19th century to a father that escaped slavery, Ellen spent her life as a leader in the fight against slavery and an inspiring educator who touched the lives of countless people who were formerly enslaved.

Historical records show that Ellen passed away in 1892 and was laid to rest in an unmarked grave in Altadena’s Mountain View Cemetery. Join us as we celebrate her life and lay a marker on her grave so that she will not be forgotten. The marker was made possible by generous contributions from community members.

Attend in person at 11 am on Saturday, June 19 at Mountain View Cemetery (2400 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001), or watch the event on our YouTube Channel.

Download the event flyer and share with friends.

1 thought on “June 19, 2021: A Celebration of Ellen Garrison Clark”

  1. Thank you for honoring Ellen Garrison Clark and making sure others will know where she lies. I watched the streaming, but couldn’t hear the introductions. Do you have a list of the people who participated? Of course I regcognized Dr. Brackman, Dr. Thomas, Judy Chu, and Mike Antonovich, but there were so many others.

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