The Black History at University California Berkeley Library Resource Guide
This library resource guide compiles library and archival materials on some of the over 140 year history of Black people, inclusive of all persons of African descent, at the University of California, Berkeley. For additional information or to suggest additions, please contact the librarian.
Black students at UC Berkeley, in solidarity with their brothers and sisters at UC San Diego held "Blackout 2010," a silent protest and blockade of Sather Gate. (Photo: Eddie Wright)
Black Graduation ceremony at Dwinelle Plaza, 1979.
UC Berkeley African American Studies Professor Bil Banks took James Baldwin through a library exhibit in Baldwin’s honor, during the author’s 1979 campus visit as Regents’ lecturer. (Photo courtesy of the Bancroft Library)
Martin Luther King Jr. speaking on the steps of Sproul Plaza in 1967. (Photo by Ron Riesterer)
Protestors march for the creation of a graduate program in African American Studies. November 6, 1987. (Bill Knowland, photographer. Collection of Oakland Museum of California. The Oakland Tribune Collection. Gift of ANG Newspapers.)