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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar, May 15, 2019: Susan Anderson “African Americans and the California Dream, A History”

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The first African American residents came to California during the Spanish colonial era.  Since then, Black people have played a major, if often overlooked, role in California history.  Susan Anderson discusses this heritage in her forthcoming book, “African Americans and the California Dream, A History.”  Anderson is Director of Library Services, Collections, Exhibitions and Programs at the California Historical Society.  She previously worked at the special collections departments at the UCLA and USC libraries and served as interim director of the African American Museum and Library Oakland.

The session will be on Wednesday, May 15 from 7 to 9:15 pm at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.).

Free admission and dinner.

Contact Christina McKay at for rsvp form.

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