Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco


Textbook for Cone to the Water seven week experience teaching Black history. Winner of Circle 7 Award from ABC 7-KGO. Author is a Library Laureate of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and a subject matter expert for the National Park Service.


The primary source record of the multi-lingual and multi-national Black experience in San Francisco in a textbook geared to middle school and above learners. It is a model for effective infusion based on the commissioned research study for the California Council for the Social Studies, Black Heritage as Gap Closer, in 2008.

It has been used in all the branch libraries of San Francisco Public Library, to train rangers of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area and for educators in San Francisco Unified School District.