Felecia Gaston’s book about the impacts of Marin City’s early residents will be donated throughout Marin schools as a supplement to a Marin County Office of Education exhibit. Photo courtesy of The Marin City Historical and Preservation Society

The Marin County Office of Education will host an exhibit, “The Legacy of Marin City: A California Black History Story (1942-1960),” Feb. 1-May 31. The interactive, historical exhibit features memorabilia from Black shipyard workers who migrated from the South to the West Coast and came to work at the Marinship shipyard. All attendees will have the opportunity to visit the office of education and be guided by the exhibit’s curator, Felecia Gaston, author of the commemorative book, “A Brand New Start… This is Home: The Story of World War II Marinship and the Legacy of Marin City.” Thanks to the contributions of benefactors, a set of Gaston’s books will be donated in every public elementary, middle and high school library in Marin, allowing the conversations and learning to go beyond a visit to the exhibit. Books will be delivered to area schools in mid-February. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide students with this valuable experience, allowing them to enhance their knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of this significant historical period in Marin County,” said John A. Carroll, Marin County superintendent of schools.

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