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African American Studies

General guide to African American Studies at CCSF

Campus Resources

CCSF Black Student Union

The Black Unification Club, founded in the late 1960s or early 1970s by the first African American Studies Department chair at City College of San Francisco, Glenn Nance, met until the 1990s. In 2014, CCSF students established the Black Student Union (BSU), under faculty advisor and African American Studies Department chair, Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin.  CCSF BSU sponsors campus events and actively supports Black Lives Matter. 

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Welcome to the African American Studies Research Guide

Use the navigation tabs on the side of this guide to browse through books, article databases, web resources, citation style resources, and tips on effective research.

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Remote Access


An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to CCSF Library subscription resources and databases, including online articles, streaming video, and e-books. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID, then will be able to view resources as if they are on-campus.

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