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Ain’t No Half-Stepping:

2/19/11 - 5/19/2011

Main Library

African American Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor

100 Larkin St.

Photographs and text that detail the little known migration of free Blacks from the Bay Area to the west coast of Canada in 1858. Direct descendants of those San Francisco area Blacks still reside on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia where a Black community continues to thrive.

Inspired by the Black migration from San Francisco in 1858, Salt Spring (a rural farming and artist enclave of about 10,000) has seen a recent influx of Blacks from the U.S., Africa, Europe, the South Pacific, the West Indies and other regions of Canada.

Upcoming Events

Lava Mae Free Mobile Showers
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 8:30 am
Main Library, Fulton Street Steps
Swing Into Stories
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 9:30 am
Cayuga Playground,
Oliver Chin: Author visit
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:00 am
Parkside, Parkside Children's Area

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Upcoming Classes

Brain Fitness
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Book a Librarian in Russian
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
*CANCELED*- Book Makers 101
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room

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Current Exhibits

Portola Art Exhibit
Through Thursday, February 2, 2017
Portola, Portola General Floor Area
De'VIA
Through Thursday, February 2, 2017
Main Library, Deaf Services Center
The Beauty of Precious Moments
Through Thursday, February 16, 2017
Main Library, Chinese Center

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