San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Learn about the experiences, successes, and struggles of African Americans before, during, and in the decades following the World’s Fair of 1915. Follow broad and important moments in this twenty year history as well as individual stories both unique and indicative of the struggles and successes of African Americans in the early 1900s.
Professor Lynn M. Hudson teaches courses on slavery and abolition in the U.S., western history, social movements, public history, and the history of gender and sexuality. She is a specialist in African American history and has been active in women's studies and ethnic studies programs.
Professor Douglas Daniels is professor in the Department of Black Studies and in the Department of History at UC Santa Barbara. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago and an M.A. and Ph. D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley.
Rick Moss is a graduate of UCLA (B.A., 1977, M.A. History, 1980) and UC Riverside’s Program for Historic Resources Management (M.A. 1987). Since July 2001 he has been the Director and Chief Curator of the African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO).During his twenty-two year museum career, Mr. Moss has created many exhibitions and collaborated with many of the finest institutions and professionals across the nation. In 2008 Mr. Moss opened Visions Towards Tomorrow: The African American Community in Oakland, 1890-1990, the permanent multi-media history exhibition for the African American Museum & Library.
Dr. Leon Litwack is an American historian and Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of California Berkeley, where he received the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2007. He has received the Pulitzer Prize in History for his book Been In the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery. He is the winner of the 1980 Francis Parkman Prize and the 1981 National Book Award . He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Film Grant. Professor Litwack retired to emeritus status at the end of the Spring 2007 semester, went on a lecture tour that resulted in his most recent work, How Free Is Free?: The Long Death of Jim Crow published in February 2009.
In partnership with Museum of African Diaspora and the African American Museum and Library
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California Historical Society
Our mission is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.
The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
The Gallery provides public access to the collection through changing exhibitions, Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.