African American History and Culture in the Bay Area
Black in the Bay highlights the richness and diversity of African American history and culture in the Bay Area. This site features blog posts, staff reading lists, virtual programs, and online resources that explore all aspects of California's Black heritage and present-day experience.
Read Articles By OPL Librarians
Articles by OPL librarians help you explore African American history, culture, and creativity from a contemporary perspective.
Recommended Reads on Black Experiences
OPL staff recommend memoirs, fiction, cookbooks, poetry, and more from African American authors.
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Watch Original OPL Programs on African American Experiences
Enjoy videos of original OPL programs on a variety of topics covering African American history, arts, and culture.