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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

Job Seekers' Drop-In
Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Toddler Tales & Playtime
Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:15 am
Merced, Merced General Floor Area

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Upcoming Classes

Nutrition and Healthy Choices
Monday, August 29, 2016, 11:00 am
Main Library, Learning Studio
Brain Fitness
Monday, August 29, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Mindfulness and Meditation
Monday, August 29, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Learning Studio

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Current Exhibits

Hand Bookbinders of California
Through Saturday, September 3, 2016
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area
Fear of An Atomic Age!
Through Thursday, December 15, 2016
Main Library, Government Information Center
Don Quixote and the Golden Age
Through Thursday, September 29, 2016
Main Library, International Center

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