Jan Batiste Adkins

Jan Batiste Adkins, an educator and lecturer, has spent the last five years researching and documenting the history of San Francisco's African American pioneers. Her master's thesis from San Jose State University documented the history of the African American community as reflected in black newspapers of the 1850s through the 1890s. This book is an expansion of that project, for which she has consulted area archives, museums, and libraries, including the California Historical Society, the San...See more