Garberville is located in Humbolt County in the heart of the farm belt for California’s major cash crop. I’ll let you guess what it is (and it ain’t cotton).
Black men turn up in the most interesting locations. Four hours north of Oakland, in Humboldt County, Garberville is the last place anyone would expect to see a person of African descent. And yet, while I was there, I crossed paths with several Black men. Perhaps they were pursuing careers in the production and distribution of the local cash crop.