Shirley Ann Wilson Moore

in To Place Our Deeds

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2000 | ISBN: 9780520215658
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927124 | DOI:

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The story of African Americans in Richmond is not a success story as success has commonly come to be measured in the late twentieth century in the United States. For black Richmondites, the economic material accomplishment could never be the only criteria of success. For many, residency in the Golden State indicated a degree of progress and achievement that transcended economic accomplishment. African Americans secured themselves as part of a larger social and cultural setting that was uniquely Californian. The “experiential dimension” consequent from migration, community building, and participation in the diversity of the city and state represented black Richmondites' guiding complex of beliefs.

Keywords: black Richmondites; California; migration; success; experiential dimension

Chapter.  1390 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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