From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights

Long Bell mill workers circa 1931, Weed, CA

The documentary From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights is designed to tell the story of how this large, established African-American population in the small towns of Weed, Mc Cloud, Mt Shasta and Dunsmuir, California came to root themselves in such an unlikely place. Migrating from the southern US in the 1920’s to work in some of the world’s largest lumber mills, the film will explore how these unique communities of African Americans thrived in these multi-racial rural towns. This film will present this little known history revealing the early inter-racial relationships that existed in Northern California.

Awards & Film Festivals

Winner-Berlin Black Film Fest- Best film representing the Black        Experience/Marginalized People Award
Second Place-North Carolina Black Film Fest


Roxbury International Film Festival – Boston
Bordocs – Tijuana, Mexico  

Purchase DVD – From the Quarters of Lincoln Heights

A documentary by Mark Oliver
Co-Produced by James Langford

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Mark Oliver Productions
907 Douglas Lane
Mt Shasta, CA 96067

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History and Film Guide Companion

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View Additional Clips

These are clips from the film that aren’t shown on the DVD, Yet are important nonetheless.

The Dugout from Mark Oliver on Vimeo.

Jackson Ranch & Early Weed from Mark Oliver on Vimeo.

Negro Baseball in Weed, California from Mark Oliver on Vimeo.

The White Front Bar in Weed, California from Mark Oliver on Vimeo.