GalleryHenry & Nora Ribbs from book "History of Black Americans in Santa Clara Valley"Angela Davis talks to news media following her acquittal on murder, kidnap and conspiracy charges in San Jose, Ca., on June 4, 1972.Born into slavery, Daniel Rodgers would rise to become Watsonville’s first Black civic leader. (Contributed) | By SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL | June 21, 2020 at 5:01 p.m.Students pose in front of a school for black children. Many local children attended the San Jose School for Colored Children, which operated from 1865 to 1874. Photo courtesy of History San Jose. Reprinted from "African Americans of San Jose and Santa Clara County," Arcadia Publishing 2019.Tommie Smith, left, and John Carlos pose for a photo in front of statue that honors their iconic, black-gloved protest at the 1968 Games on the campus of San Jose State University on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. Smith and Carlos are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their medal ceremonies at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. . (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) (Source: Tony Avelar)Henry & Nora Ribbs from book "History of Black Americans in Santa Clara ValleyLula Briggs Galloway Preserver of black history dies in San Jose, California November 18, 2008LaDoris Cordell, retired judge and former San Jose police auditor, poses for a picture at the Mercury News in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)VIDEOSThe Aquarius Project is a program that works with high-risk youth by providing life skills training, employment, court advocacy, gang mediation and a new parent training program.