Tuesday, January 18, 2011


The African American Historical and Cultural Society along with the San Francisco Public Library, will sponsor a renowned collection of artistic and historical artifacts from African and African American history gathered by a California couple. African American History: From the Collection of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey includes a vast array of art, artifacts and historical documents. This is the first time that the collection has been exhibited in San Francisco. The collection, currently on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., has been seen by more than 3 million people in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Chicago, and Florida. This exhibit is made possible by support from the San Francisco Grants for the Arts Program, California Council for the Humanities, the San Francisco Public Library and the African American Art and Culture Complex.