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Roots of Community


I was so pleased with the news coverage that is creating more interest on the subject of Santa Barbara’s local African American legacy in our community. There are great stories that need to be told involving so many African American local heroes who made an important impact on our town.

I encourage residents to visit the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum at 21 West Anapamu Street and take in the broad sweep of the “Roots of Community” exhibit organized by the UCSB California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives.

Sal Guerena is the director of UCSB's California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives

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