The Lasartemays were also instrumental in the preservation of the town of Allensworth (now Colonel Allenswoth State Historic Park)
Lasartemay was the scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 43, and in 1951, was given the Silver Beaver award, the highest award given to adult leaders. 1
According to family, the Lasartemays had an infectious energy. Their grandson said every trip to their house was an education.
Links and References
- Scout Leaders Take Offices Oakland Tribune January 29, 1951
- EUGENE & RUTH LASARTEMAY, founders of the East Bay Negro Historical Society, Golden Gate Library, 1983, East Bay Negro Historical Society records, MS 32, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library