February is more than the month of valentines, presidents, groundhogs and—this year—leap day. It’s also Black History Month, a month where we recognize the ways African-Americans have contributed to society.
In celebration of Black History Month, on Saturday, Feb. 18, Theodore Kornweibel Jr., professor emeritus in black history at San Diego State University, will be at the California State Railroad Museum speaking about and signing copies of his book Railroads in the African American Experience: A Photographic Journey. Containing nearly 200 photos, the book—encompassing 30 years of research and work in the field of black history on Kornweibel’s part—explores the black railroad experience, from slavery all the way to up to Amtrak. Two presentations are scheduled for Feb. 18: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The museum is located at 125 I St., in Old Sacramento. Museum admission is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 17; children ages 5 and younger are admitted for free. There is no additional charge for the presentation/book signing. You can purchase a copy of the book in the museum store.
Kornweibel will be at Underground Books at 2814 35th St. in Sacramento, Friday, Feb. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be no formal presentation that evening, but you can talk with him informally and purchase his book.
What: Presentation and Book Signing
When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: California State Railroad Museum, 125 I St., Old Sacramento
Cost: Free after museum admission