Posted February 7, 2014 by Editorial Staff in Photo

SRO at San Francisco Black History Month Kickoff

SF Black History Month Kickoff Committee
SF Black History Month Kickoff Committee

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Date: Friday, February 7, 2014
Location: San Francisco City Hall
Pictured: Carol Bell-Thomas Moss, Media Specialist CCSF; Al Williams, Pres SFAAHCS; Jane and Carl Williams, Esq. and Parents of Dr. Chad Williams; Dr. Shirley A. Hoskins, SFAAHCS; Dr. Faye M. Naples, Vice Chancellor CCSF; Torrance Bynum, Dean, CCSF Southeast Campus and Evans Center; Dr. Chad Williams, Keynote Speaker; Bill Hoskins, Executive Director SFAAHCS
Photos by: Planet Fillmore Communications

The African American Historical and Cultural Society of San Francisco has presented a celebration and acknowledgment of Black History since 1955. Organized under the leadership of Al Williams, the San Francisco community has come to expect the outporuing of support for the long standing tradition. Among the City officials present were Mayor Edwin Lee, Supervisors London Breed and Malia Cohen, Deputy Chief of Staff & Public Safety Director Paul Henderson, City Administrator Naomi Kelly. Also in attendance was former Mayor Willie Brown.

As the City cast its eyes, hearts and minds toward ways of improving the conditions and opportunities for African Americans, Bay Area residents and City officials came together under the Dome of the Rotunda to listen to one of the City’s own sons. Chairman of African American Studies at Brandeis University, professor Chad Williams illuminated with reason and perspectives perhaps the least written about aspect of African American history through the prism of the 20th century’s first world war. What did African American Soldiers contribute to the new world order? “Torchbearers of Democracy” by Chad Williams can be secured through the SF African American Historical and Cultural Society.

Related Photos (Black History Month):
San Francisco Black History Month Cultural Experience
KPIX Black History Month Reception
SFAAHCS Black History Month Awards
Celebration of Black American History Gala
Black History Month Executive Roundtable
Macy’s Black History Month Celebration
San Francisco Black History Month Kickoff

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