USF Celebrates Black San Francisco Civil Rights Leaders
Student research uncovers the unique stories behind murals of African American leaders.
In Fall 2015, University of San Francisco students began researching the stories of African American leaders featured on the Inspiration Murals at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center in the Western Addition as part of their mission to explore issues of diversity, inequality, social justice, and social change. Students in both the Esther Madriz Diversity Scholars and the Martín-Baró Scholars Programs devoted 3+ years of community-engagement work, research, and writing to bring to fruition a 200-page book that collects all 95 biographies. The Changemakers community-engaged learning project is the result of more than 80 student contributors, multiple faculty members, research assistants, librarians, and countless community members who shared their knowledge and expertise in bringing the publication to print.