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

Featured Titles

Upcoming Events

Print Shop and In the Hour of Chaos
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Black Freedom Struggles in the Jim Crow West
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Harriet Tubman A Forgotten Legacy, and a Forgotten History
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

Current Exhibits

If Superpowers Could Save My Community
Through Thursday, April 5, 2018
Main Library, African American Center
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