Friday, May 13, 2022

Restoration of a Bluesman's Legacy in California

Donell Delta Bailey and Gabriel Soria are working with the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund to organize a celebration of Rube Lacy in Bakersfield, California. Since we never organized a proper dedication ceremony, we plan to restore the marker by painting the lettering black, organize the dedication of the restored marker, and reinvigorate awareness of Lacy's legacy.

To read more about the memorialization of Rubin Lacy in Mississippi and California, please see the previous MZMF article, Reconciling the Blues King: Rubin Lacy and the Importance of Inclusive Memorialization Processes (February 21, 2020)