"AFRICAN AMERICANS IN BERKELEY: FOUR FAMILIES
Curated by Dr. Stephanie Anne Johnson and Harvey Smith
African Americans in Berkeley: Four Families, is the first in a series of exhibits to explore the extensive history of African Americans in Berkeley, beginning with the first early families, through the explosion in population during the wartime industry boom of World War II, and into the civil rights era and beyond.
It focuses on housing issues, including racial covenants, redlining, fair housing, and the current displacement crisis: employment discrimination; religious, social and business organizations; arts, entertainment, education, politics and sports; and notable Black contributors to the city's civic life.
This first exhibit focuses on four African American families: the Griffins, the Reids, the Rumfords, and the Howards. The exhibit includes a rich photographic record, personal memorabilia from the families, and special programs including film presentations.
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