Give the gift of Queen Calafia and consciousness of African-American life throughout the Diaspora for the holidays with Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 and Road to Ratification: How 27 States Faced the Most Challenging Issue in American History.   Support black businesses with Say Grace and Wipe Yo' Hands: BlackRestaurant.NET Guide to America's Black Restaurants.    Understand the new technologies with the Silicon Ceiling series and the Journal of Black Innovation.

Teachers for Social Justice and ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage

present a tour of the California African-American Freedom Trail on Saturday, Oct. 14 with John William Templeton, author of Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4;  Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco and Cakewalk: the story of the unsung creators of jazz music at noon from 727 Golden Gate Ave.