African American Center - 3rd Floor

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The African American Center at the San Francisco Public 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.

What does race mean to you? We invite you to submit your work and contribute to the discussion on race in your community and beyond. More information at Race in the Public Eye.

Collections and Services Available

New Titles

See the full New Titles: African American Center list

Featured African American Center Staff Picks

See the full Muhammad Ali list

Additional Resources

Upcoming Events

Great Books Discussion Group
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 5:30 pm
Main Library, Sycip Room - Floor 4

Current Exhibits

My Art Makes My Life Matter
Through Thursday, August 10, 2017
Main Library, African American Center
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