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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

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here:
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Twelfth Night
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
Portola, Portola General Floor Area

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Upcoming Classes

Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Job Seekers' Drop-In
Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
Nutrition and Healthy Choices
Monday, December 5, 2016, 11:00 am
Main Library, Learning Studio

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Current Exhibits

Fear of An Atomic Age!
Through Thursday, December 15, 2016
Main Library, Government Information Center
San Francisco Neon
Through Thursday, January 5, 2017
Main Library, Music Center - 4th Floor
Black Matters
Through Thursday, December 15, 2016
Main Library, African American Center

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