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.