African American Center - 3rd Floor

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The Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on November 22nd and will be closed November 23rd & 24th for Thanksgiving.

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.

Collections and Services Available

Featured Titles

See the Black Against Empire list

New Titles

See the full New and Upcoming African American Interest list

Current Topics

See the full Bending the Knee list

Additional Resources

Upcoming Events

Resilience Artist Reception
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Great Books Discussion Group
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5:30 pm
Main Library, Sycip Room - Floor 4

Current Exhibits

Through Friday, December 29, 2017
Main Library, African American Center
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