Held by all of the San Francisco Public Library branches, Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco is the result of a detailed context statement on the historic sites of the African-American experience since 1782, including a review of every black newspaper published in the city page by page from 1854 to 1985; a roster of every musical performance in the city from 1850 to 1937; and directories of black residents in 1855, 1915 and 1960. It is designed for use as a textbook for K-12 instruction and has been the focus of a seven week course Come to the Water: Teaching San Francisco Black History with the National Park Service, San Francisco Public Library and S.F. African-American Historical and Cultural Society since 2009 from January to March.  It is currently featured in an exhibit for the centennial of national parks.