San Francisco Public Library

The Slave Community

2:00 - 4:00

Western Addition

Western Addition Meeting Room

1550 Scott Street

pic of sojourner truth

This family friendly program highlights Spirituals through compelling DVD footage of the little known ring shout “dance,” community singing, and the character of Sojourner Truth as a storyteller; providing important knowledge about the origins of Spirituals and ways in which they were used by the slave community. 

Program participants:
Sam Edwards : Speaker / Coordinator
Bisola Marignay as Sojourner Truth
Angela Thomas and Rener Price:  Song Leaders

Upcoming Events

Learn to Belly Dance!
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1:30 pm
Mission Bay, Mission Bay Program Room
Tricycle Music Fest: The Gustafer Yellowgold Show
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 10:30 am
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Musical Outdoor Storytime
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 10:30 am
Koret Children's Playground - Carousel,

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Current Exhibits

Black Matters Exhibit
Through Thursday, December 15, 2016
Main Library, African American Center