All library locations will be closed on Monday February, 18, and all locations except Eastmont, Brookfield, and the Main Library will be closed on Tuesday, February 19, for President's Day.
Early Black Pioneers of Alameda
Alameda native and historian Rasheed Shabazz lectures on Alameda history, geography, race, housing and community development.
African Americans have inhabited Alameda since the Gold Rush era, and include prominent and influential families such as the Hacketts and others.
Using census documents, historical newspapers, photographs, and other materials, Shabazz reveals surprising and hidden aspects of Alameda history that have consequences for all of California.