Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Fund for Race, Equity, and Justice Resources at the Long Beach Public Library

“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”
-Angela Davis

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is partnering with the African American Heritage Society of Long Beach and the local faith community to create a fund for public library materials and programs related to race, equity, and justice. These resources will promote the voices, narratives, and histories of African Americans, as well as educate the public on the origins of white privilege, white supremacy, mass incarceration, other forms of institutional racism, and human rights issues that have plagued our society.

Whether you donate $5 or $500, your gift will support educational tools in the fight against racism and injustice.

A special thank you to Rev. Melinda Teter Dodge of Los Altos UMC, Rev. Katy Hyman of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, and local faith leaders for supporting this project.

Click here to learn about the African American Heritage Society and the Library’s African American Resource Collection.

Click here to discover award-winning works for children and teens by African American authors in the Library’s collection.