January – February 2017 - Central Library lobby
Local artist Darryl Davis presents a collection of sketches and watercolors that both capture and celebrate the African-American experience in Sacramento.
Feb. 5, Sunday, 1 p.m.
Genealogist Janice Sellers will offer best practices for using Freedmen‘s Bureau Records
, which include informational documents detailing marriage dates, work contracts and much more relating to African-American ancestry.
Feb. 12, Sunday, 1 p.m.
Professor of History at American River College, Rudy Pearson, PhD., presents a history of the African-American community in Sacramento.
Mar. 5, Sunday, 3 p.m.
Award-winning filmmaker and participant at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Robert Lee Grant, PhD., presents film from his current documentary Gold Rush Generation
, which focuses on the life of African-American, Crow Indian chief, mountain man and explorer James Beckwourth, known best for blazing a route through the Sierras to California’s gold fields.
All events are taking place at Central Library