Beginning in the 1840s, black men and women heard the call to go west, migrating to California in search of gold, independence, freedom, and land to call their own. By the mid-1850s, a lively African American community had taken root in San Francisco. Churches and businesses were established, schools were built, newspapers were published, and aid societies were formed.
For the next century, the history of San Francisco s African American community mirrored the nation s slow progress toward integration with triumphs and setbacks depicted in images of schools, churches, protest movements, business successes, and political struggles.
Paperback, 0.3" H x 9.4" L x 6.7" W (0.7 lbs) 127 pages