Celebrating Community: Black Families of Fairview and kelly hill

January 14 - March 5, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 5:30-7:30 PM

It has been said that understanding Black history and culture is essential to understanding American history and culture. This local history exhibit depicts the diverse experiences of past and present residents, with emphasis on Black families that purchased homes and moved to this East Bay suburban community in the 1950s and 1960s. During this time, what is now known as Fairview, was one of the few communities open to non-white home owners in the Hayward area. We invite you to join us to explore and discover community through the lens of your African American neighbors. The exhibit features: neighborhood/area maps, oral histories, news articles, family photographs, artifacts, memorabilia and much more. . .

Guest curator: Karen McHenry Smith

Sponsored by Paradise Road Ranch and KMS Unique Angels & Gifts