Join John William Templeton  Jan. 24-31 on the statewide tour of the California African-American Freedom Trail.

Prepare for Black History Month with new compelling instructional video series complete with textbooks and graphic readers: Citizenship for All: 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment

Use the 6,000 site California African-American Freedom Trail, with markers going up in major urban areas to guide individual scholarship and personal discovery.  See stories in AAA's VIA Magazine to 6 million members across the West

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The only nationwide guide to black food with 31 suggestions for 75 different cities.  It's the contemporary Green Book! Don't travel without it!

Join San Francisco Unified, D.C. and New York educators for ReUNION's summer professional development in Cultural Mastery.  Learn how our instructional programming changes student attendance and accomplishment and see how to use our books as a competitive advantage.  Call 415-240-3537 to schedule training.


 It took the 9th Cavalary 13 days to travel to Yosemite. But we take you through the entire state in seven days  Join us June to map the 6,000 site California African-American Freedom Trail. 


A front page article in the Sunday Examiner and Chronicle heralded a lightning bolt into historical circles 28 years ago-- Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, the book that rescued Queen Calafia from white supremacy and opened an entire new century of African-American history.   John William Templeton was the first author with the courage to rely on the primary sources and tell the entire story of how African-Americans put California on the map beginning in the 1500s.   Take advantage of the Jamestown to Juneteenth sale..  See inside how this book has made history for the past quarter century.  Pictured, Feb. 1, 1992 article in Examiner and Chronicle and presentation of Queen Calafia portraits by TheArthur Wright to Rep. Diane Watson, Rep. Maxine Waters and Supervisor Yvonne Burke during Queen Calafia: California Black History Confirmed by Public Art exhibit at William Grant Still Arts Center in 2004.

31 Ways 31 Days to find black food businesses in the top 25 cities for black food purchases.  Guidebook for the new BlackRestaurant.NET Black Food Tours.

The 600-page encyclopedia of African-American business in all 50 states.

The genesis of jazz occurred in the black and tans along the railroad with Purcell's So Different as the exemplar.

Includes the long-awaited black perspective on the end of slavery while tracing each states path to ratifying the 13th Amendment.

Join Charles Moses, interim dean of business at University of San Francisco, for Innovation&Equity19: 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology on Aug. 1 with your subscription to the Journal of Black Innovation..

Celebrate with us the 25th anniversary of Our Roots Run Deep, Vol. 1, 1500-1900 published in 1991 as the first book to present the story of Queen Califia and her island nation of California from Las Serges de Esplandian in 1510.   Since then, we've created three more volumes.

Volume 2, 1900-1950, includes the inspirational account of how Jack Roosevelt Robinson integrated major league baseball and the saga of Dr. Ralph Bunche as a scholar-athlete who topped his class at UCLA.

Volume 3, 1950-2000, tells the extraordinary war-time migration to California and how those numbers were translated into political power.

The Black Queen: How African-Americans Put California on the Map contains the lesson plans, bibliography and 150 Most Impotant Black Californians to make all four volumes effective in classroom settings.

Editor John William Templeton keynotes the San Francisco Unified Equity Summit on June 3 at St. Mary's Cathedral.