Sunday, September 20, Monthly Program: Black History in Marin County: From the Spaniards to the Great Migration
IHS member Marilyn Geary presented unique stories of Black individuals who made their marks amid the biases of a predominantly white society.
Marilyn L. Geary is an oral historian, writer, and filmmaker. She is the author of Marin City Memories, based on the oral histories of African-Americans who migrated from the South to work in the Sausalito shipyards during World War II. Marilyn’s community oral-history projects include The Faces of Marin City; the film Marin Mind/Scapes: Stories of Art, Nature and Healing; and The Madonna del Lume/Blessing of the San Francisco Fishing Fleet, a Local Legacy project of the Library of Congress.
Her writings have appeared in Turning Memories into Memoirs, The Oral History Review, the West Marin Review, and elsewhere. Marilyn is writing a nonfiction account of the lives of three Swiss-Italian brothers who immigrated to California and Australia in the mid-19th century.