Walking in historical footsteps at CSUSB’s Pfau Library


The experiences of people from many African nations up through the Underground Railroad in the 1800s will be recounted at “Footsteps to You!” a presentation by Arthur Smith on Friday, Jan. 25, at Cal State San Bernardino’s John M. Pfau Library.


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The program begins at 11 a.m. in the library’s room PL-4005 on the fourth floor. The program is free and open to the community, and complementary parking is available by stopping by the parking kiosk at the University Parkway entrance.

Smith is the lead docent and storyteller for the African Collection with the Black Voice Foundation.

To help tell the story of the contributions of Africans to American society, Smith’s presentation will include pieces from the Isaac Family Collection of African Artifacts, which consists of more than 900 pieces of African art that represent a number of tribes, cultures and traditions.

The program will explain how many traditions and designs used today have origins that can be traced back to Africa.

Following the one-hour presentation, the library will offer guided tours of the related exhibit on display at various places in the building.

“Footsteps to You!” is sponsored by CSUSB’s John M. Pfau Library; the Black Faculty, Staff and Student Association; and the Black Voice Foundation.

For more information on the program, contact Iwona Contreras at (909) 537-5101, or icontrer@csusb.edu.