Sacramento Public Library

Tapestry: A History of Sacramento's African-American Community

Immerse yourself in art and history as we uncover the legacy of African-Americans in the region.

Art Display
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.

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