African American Studies

Rosa Parks
MLK, Jr.
Colin Powell

The African American Studies department offer courses in a number of areas. These courses enable students to learn and comprehend the history, culture, and traditions of African and/or African-descent people. It provides students with the curricula necessary to complete the instructional requirements of other departments.

We are committed to providing courses which teach students the skills and proficiencies necessary for successful matriculation and for a successful life. This department is grounded and rooted in the historical, cultural, and intellectual traditions of the African American people. Its existence is established on the premise that the African/African American experience, in time and space, is a legitimate subject of intellectual inquiry and academic endeavor.


African American History Month 2017

  • Month of February, 2017
    African American History Month

    While we strive to celebrate Black heritage throughout the year we take advantage of the spotlight. This year is centered on engaging local institutions, histories, resources, and student voice. Now more than ever it is important that we discuss and find new ways to discuss and analyze the Black experience in America and beyond. Please support our efforts by bringing your class, attending yourself, or simply making the announcement. Spread this far and wide and happy Spring 2017, hope to see you there!!!!

    See flyer for more information.

  • December 7, 2016
Black Lives Gray Matter

Black Lives Gray Matter
A Town Hall discussing the Black Lives Matter movement, trauma and healing, and school support. Documentary screening, panel with community activists, open forum for students.

Kristina Williams
MUB 140, CCSF Ocean Campus

  • September 25 and September 27, 2016

History and African American Studies Professor Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin will be lecturing at Linda Burton Brooks Library, see also her recent article regarding the 1966 Hunter's Point Uprising:

  • September 22, 2016
'Unarmed Man Faces Armed Riot Squad' 092866 by UPI

African American Studies Professor Tarik Farrar will be speaking at opening for the library exhibition:

We'll celebrate the Library's exhibition "I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence" (IAMSF)guest curated by Jarrel Phillips and we'll also celebrate the release of "Power in Place" the latest issue of "Race, Poverty, and Environment" (RPE), the national journal for social and environmental justice. This issue features I am SF, City College and Moving Art House, which features writing by History and African American Studies Professor Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin.

Rosenberg Library, 3rd floor Atrium, Room 305
City College of San Francisco
5pm - 7:30pm

Link to this event at CCSF Library Exhibitions

More Exhibit Info:
Do you want a sneak peek at some of the great articles in this issue?

Power in Place: Introduction talks about how the places we call home are being transformed by development and globalization.

Right to Education / Right to the City is a special section focused on the school "reforms” and land grabs threatening City College of San Francisco. These articles delve deep into the complex intersection of real estate interests and the education "reform" project—and how San Franciscans are organizing to defend their school and fight for the education they deserve.

We hope you can join us for the RP&E release and I Am San Francisco exhibition viewing, refreshments, presentations and performances. Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin, Tarik Farrar, Kheven LaGrone, San Francisco Poet Laureate Devorah Major and other contributors to the project will present, and we'll preview a teaser of IAMSF videosPresented by Access Via Exposure (AVE) and Reimagine!

  • Month of April, 2016
Justice for Alex Nieto

Black and Brown Lives Matter

Through April, See the work of Oree Originol in the Reference Case on the 4th Floor in the Rosenberg Library, next to the “New Books.” A collaboration with MEChX de CCSF. Gracias a Lalo Gonzalez.

Link to Black and Brown Lives Matter library exhibition

  • February 2, 2016
    African-American Studies Student Resource Center Grand Opening Day
African-American Studies Student Resource Center Grand Opening Day

Batmale Hall Room 325, Ocean Campus

Date & Time:
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
10:00am - 2:00pm

Drop by and see the new student resource center. Our mission is to provide support; to help meet the basic needs of students on campus, and facilitate stronger relationships with African-American Studies faculty and staff.

See flyer for more information.

  • Month of February, 2016
    African-American History Month

African-American History Month Calendar 2016

City College of San Francisco, Rosenberg Library & Learning Resources, African American Studies and Concert & Lecture Series, Celebrate:
African American History Month

Events are held throughout February 2016

Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin ■ (415) 239-3509 ■

Lori Brown ■ (415) 452-5585 ■

See calendar flyer for more information.

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