Join SF Summer Read 2013 and spend your summer with a good book. Open to all ages, record your hours and earn great prizes: books or passes to more...
Be part of the revolution with today’s daylong African-American literary festival, Free Your Mind, showcasing a fabulous array of authors, visual artists, activists, intellectuals, and storytellers. Part of the library’s Black History Month... More »
It's pretty rare for a queer (and queer-friendly) literary showcase to last a decade, and even rarer when the host (powerhouse Michelle Tea) bakes you cookies to sweeten the deal. Since its inception in 2003, the monthly Radar Reading Series has... More »
Late 20th-century San Francisco history is usually represented in popular culture by such media-friendly events as the hippie movement in the 1960s and gay liberation in the 1970s. While those are certainly important, they don’t tell the whole... More »
In our digital age, it’s easy to think of the library as a quaint reflection of a simpler time when paper ruled readers and newspapers ruled the news, but nothing could be further from the truth. The San Francisco Public Library has changed with... More »
Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds ea... More »
Heat rises, and so does the quality of materials at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library. The San Francisco History Center is tucked behind closed but not locked doors on the sixth floor, where the entirety of the city and county archives live. The research collection includes police records on prostitutes and pickpockets of the Barbary Coast, aerial views taken in 1938, 19th-Century menus, more than 10,000 postcards, 600 broadsides, sheet music from 1847, and "pocket lawyers"... More »
Event Review: Treasured Cigar Box
Chartrand's TREASURED CIGAR BOX series invites you into a world of the global slave trade perspectives between Africa, Europe, the Americas, and America (USA). These multidimensional assemblage cigar boxes incorporate recycled and found objects, keys, money, and hand painted paper.
The TREASURED CIGAR BOX series offers knowledge and research into the deeper meaning of how the exploitative practices in the brutal servitude of the African slaves reaped fortunes for the Colonizers. Finally, the planting and harvesting of tobacco by African Slaves fueled the beginnings of the modern day global corporations.
This is an excellent show for all ages and also provides historical contextual information next to each box.
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