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I Am America:

11/05/11 - 2/02/2012

Main Library

African American Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor

100 Larkin St.

I Am America commemorates the Black citizens and families who contributed to the making of America immediately before, during and after the Civil War.  The exhibit also revisits the role of the continual slave revolts in the making of America.

The artists participating in I Am America include:

Alice Beasley (quiltmaker); Inez Brown (mixed media); Karen Oyekanmi (doll maker); Makeda Rashidi (painter); Malik Seneferu (painter); Marion Coleman (quiltmaker); Morrie Turner (cartoonist); Nate Creekmore (cartoonist); Nena St. Louis (sculptor); Nicka Smith (mixed media); Orlonda Uffre (painter); TaSin Sabir (mixed media); Todd King (mixed media); Tomye (mixed media)

Related Event:

A genealogists/artists reception will take place on Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 1 pm to 2 pm. A program follows from 2 pm to 3 pm in the Latino Hispanic Room.  The exhibit is curated and created by Kheven LaGrone.

Upcoming Events

Family Storytime and Playtime
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10:15 am
Parkside, Parkside Children's Area
Family Storytime
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10:30 am
Chinatown, Chinatown Children's Area
Red Cross Community Disaster Education
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10:30 am
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

ON HIATUS- Growing Readers - Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 8:00 am
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Job Seekers' Drop-In
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
Drop-in Computer Help in Spanish
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

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Current Exhibits

Life Got Wider:
Through Thursday, August 10, 2017
Main Library, Library Café Display Case
Freedom 2017
Through Thursday, August 10, 2017
Main Library, Library Café Display Case
59th Annual Artists' Exhibition
Through Sunday, July 30, 2017
Potrero, Potrero General Floor Area

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