Black History Resources

City & County of San Francisco. The Society made significant contributions

Other Museums and Libraries

Local Notables and Citizens

The Society’s Curated Reference List

  • “62 Heroes and Pioneers of the Western Addition,” San Francisco Redevelopment Agency-SFAAHCS
  • Abajian, James, and Parker, Elizabeth, “A Walking Tour of the Black Presence in San Francisco in the Nineteenth Century,” SFAAHCS
  • Beasley, Delilah, The Negro Trailblazers of California, 1919
  • Broussard, Albert S., Black San Francisco - The Struggle for Racial Equality in the West, 1900-1954
  • Daniels, Douglas Henry, Pioneer Urbanites
  • Hudson, Lynn M., The Making of Mammy Pleasant, A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth Century San Francisco, 2003
  • Miller, Paul, The Postwar Struggle for Civil Rights, African Americans in San Francisco
  • Templeton, John Noted local historian speaks to local history
  • Abajian, James and Parker, Elizabeth, “A Walking Tour of the Black Presence in San Francisco in the Nineteenth Century,” SFAAHCS
  • Thurman, Sue Bailey, “Pioneers of Negro Origin in California,” (limited copies at Society)

To get a copy of a list, or to add references, email the Society.

  • African Americans in San Francisco (a more detailed list of above)
  • African American Quilts
  • African Art
  • Colonel Allensworth
  • Delilah Beasley
  •  James Dyer
  • “A Day of Celebration”
  • Mary Ellen Pleasant
  • Zero Thomas and Joseph Crutchfield
  • Berlinda Davidson Mabsen