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African American Heritage Society

The African American Heritage Society of Long Beach was organized in May of 1997 as a financial support group for the African American Resource Area at the Burnett Neighborhood Library.


  • To raise money to purchase materials for the African-American Resource Area
  • To encourage the public to donate books to the library
  • To promote the reading of Black history at home and in school

The African-American Resource Area includes the following special collections:

  • African-American Heritage Collection of Non-fiction
  • Fiction by Black authors
  • The Tucker & Hale Collection of Black Women's History
  • Gifts of Heritage (gift books about Black history for children)
  • The Black Heritage Video Collection


Tax-deductible donations may be sent to:

African American Heritage Society
Burnett Neighborhood Library
560 E. Hill Street
Long Beach, CA 90806

Please make checks payable to Friends of the Long Beach Public Library, with the notation AAHS.

For more information about this resource, please call the Burnett Neighborhood Library at
(562) 570-1041.

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