story of California's Underground Railroad is an important
but too little known struggle in the quest for freedom and
equality. The digital archive will document and present
to the world a compelling chapter of California history.
Launched as part of the University's celebration of Black
History Month 2004, the archive will use high quality digital
images of letters, journals, photographs, documents, newspapers
and more to tell the often overlooked experiences of African-American
slaves in California and provide students, teachers, and
the general public with invaluable information for studying
and learning about this part of California history.
Terry D. Webb, Ph.D.
CSUS Library Director and Dean