Join The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation and Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation – Los Angeles (TRHT-LA) as we come together to celebrate the inspiring life of Bridget “Biddy” Mason on her 200th birthday.
Born enslaved in Mississippi on August 15th, 1818, Biddy walked to California 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’s wealth grew, so did her generosity. She was a visionary philanthropist, regularly providing food and shelter for the poor, healing the sick, and visiting inmates in county jail.
Jess V. Castillo created all designed content including digital flyers, printed flyers, a two-sided commemorative poster, and a program booklet. Additionally, Jess provided event photography services for all three events in the program series, selections of which are included here.