African American Center - 3rd Floor

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The African American Center on the third floor of the Main Library welcomes students, researchers, and anyone interested in learning more about the historical, political, and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and beyond. In addition to housing a collection of reference materials that span a range of subject areas, including religion, slavery, civil rights, racial identity, art, military, and current events, the Center also partners with other library departments and community organizations to sponsor exhibits and programs that are free to the public.

Collections and Services Available

Upcoming Events

Film Screening: Black Indians, An American Story
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
PEN Oakland Awards
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Upcoming Classes

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 12:00 pm
Main Library, Paley Room - Floor 3
TAY(k) Care
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 3:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
TAY(k) Care
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 3:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center

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Current Exhibits

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Through Saturday, December 15, 2018
Main Library, African American Center
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