Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Biddy Mason Memorial Park

333 South Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

View Map

Event description

Description

The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation & Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation - Los Angeles


CELEBRATING BIDDY MASON

Biddy Mason Park Celebration

Join The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation, Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation - Los Angeles, and Ride On Bike Shop Co-Op as we come together to celebrate the inspiring life of Bridget “Biddy” Mason on her 200th birthday. Born enslaved in Mississippi, Biddy walked to Los Angeles behind her master’s wagon, where she ultimately gained her freedom, worked as a nurse and midwife, and became the first black woman to own land in Los Angeles. As Biddy Mason’s wealth grew, so did her generosity. As a visionary philanthropist, she provided food and shelter for the poor, healed the sick, and visited inmates in county jail.

The Biddy Mason Memorial Park was established in 1988, on the same land where Biddy's first home was built. The park includes a mural of inscriptions, deeds and maps, and a timeline of Biddy's life.

The celebration will include a poetry reading by Amanda Gorman (Youth Poet Laureate), DJ sets by alima lee and a guided tour of the Biddy Mason Memorial. Light refreshments and teacakes will also be served.


"If you hold your hand closed, nothing good can come in. The open hand is blessed, for it gives in abundance, even as it receives."

~ Biddy Mason


Parking:
Broadway Spring Center
333 S Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Biddy Mason Memorial Park

333 South Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved