African Americans of San Francisco

Author Visit: Jan Batiste Adkins
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"Join us for a lively discussion and book signing with Jan Batiste Adkins, educator, lecturer and author of African Americans of San Francisco, a first-of-its-kind pictorial historical account of the leaders of San Francisco's black communities from the Gold Rush to the present. Get an inside look at San Francisco's incredible journey to integration as depicted in never-before-seen images of schools, churches, music, movements and more."

These cultural events are free and open to the public. Check out all of our Black History Month programs and share your own thoughts on race at Race in the Public Eye.

Upcoming Events

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 8:00 am
Bayview, Bayview General Floor Area
Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 8:00 am
Bayview, Bayview General Floor Area

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Current Exhibits

Celebrating the diverse and beautiful world of Ashley Bryan
Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
Envisioning the Classics with Color
Through Thursday, March 2, 2017
Main Library, African American Center
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