Delegates to the American Library Association take a tour of Labor and the California African-American Freedom Trail led by John William Templeton.   His three columns in April and  May in The Hill  after participating the Urban Librarians Unite conference helped sway Congressional sentiment towards the eventual restoration of funding for the Institute for Museum and Library Science.  His newest book Our10Plan: State of Black Business was featured during the Hampton Ministers Conference to 10,000 ministers and musicians.   LASoul Shuttle offers daily service in Los Angeles to meet the million black Angelenos. Practice 31 Ways 31 Days by shopping for great books, events and tours on  For the 25th anniversary of Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4, the 6,000 site California African-American Freedom Trail was presented to the American Historical Association Aug. 5.  Be part of the documentation by joining our quarterly mapping expeditions in December, February and May .  Visits to five casinos are part of the excursion.  Who said history isn't fun?

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Silicon Ceiling 15: Equal Opportunity and High Technology is cited in the New York Times and is featured during this Silicon Valley Rising seminar by the South Bay Labor Council and AFL-CIO headlined by Liz Shuler, secretary-treasurer of AFL-CIO;  

It contains our study of EEO compliance by 243 San Francisco-based technology employers. The book sparked the first ever EEOC hearings on technology discrimination in May 2015, and has our exclusive list of more than 100 African-American venture capitalists.  


The only independent data on technology equal opportunity is Silicon Ceiling 15 as author  John William Templeton shares findings for AFT's Mary Cathrine Ricker and AFL-CIO's Liz Shuler with Ben Field, director of the South Bay Labor Council.