Get the series texts Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 and Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco plus Cakewalk: a historical novel about the unsung creators of jazz at californiablackhistory.com

 

SESSION SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 AT 3 P.M. AT WESTERN ADDITION BRANCH LIBRARY 1550 SCOTT ST. SAN FRANCISCO

SATURDAY, JAN. 28 AT 11 A.M. AT REUNION: EDUCATION-ARTS-HERITAGE, 1691 TURK ST.

SATURDAY, FEB. 4 AT 1 P.M. AT ST. DOMINICK'S Catholic Church, STEINER AND BUSH STREETS

 
 
 
 
 

Rangers Noemesha Williams, Rik Penn, Dorothea Crosbie-Taylor, Betty Soskin, Benny Batom and Raphael Allen joined moderator John William Templeton in African-American Stories in Bay Area National Parks, the first session of the 2017 Come to the Water on the National Day of Service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  More than 300 attended for activities including a visit to the Sargent Johnson fresco at the front and his terra cotta in the rear of the National Maritime Museum.

RANGER BETTY SOSKIN ADDS REALISM TO THE HISTORY AS SHE RECOUNTS LIVING IN THE Bay Area FOR MORE THAN 80 YEARS AND A GUEST READS FROM A PASSAGE DURING AN AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SEGMENT.