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Book Reading with Jan Batiste Adkins

February 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join author Jan Batiste Adkins at the Gilroy Library while she showcases historical photos and individual stories of political struggle, success, and triumph. She will share the rich history of people of African heritage in the Santa Clara Valley began as early as 1777, and in the 1800’s, a lively black community took root. The complicated history of the black community throughout Santa Clara County has mirrored the nation’s slow process towards social and economic success.