SAN FRANCISCO -- Alex Haley took the magical journey through time that resulted in the best seller Roots while in San Francisco. But there's no trace of his legacy here today.
One wouldn't know that Ernest Gaines wrote The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman in San Francisco or about Amiri Baraka's seminal magazine article on the Beat Generation.
While in the Coast Guard
Haley prepared for a career as a free-lance journalist
Come to the Water: Teaching San Francisco Black History explores why so many great writers emerged from the City by the Bay and the social transformations they witnessed while here on Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. in the Visitor Center Theater of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
Haley said in Nov. 1972,"After its physical side, what is greatest about San Francisco is its society. I don't see another social scene more receptive to people doing their own thing" during a reception with George and Lucy Jewett and Alfred and Pat Wilsey.
I Belong June 12-14
40th anniversary sale
Buy Say Grace, Wipe Yo' Hands Book and Mobile App
Buy Come to the Water
Buy the four-volume Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California
Buy State of Black Business report
Buy Find It Fast: Local Guide to Business Inclusion
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