Student Historian

Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin is a graduate of San Francisco State University where she earned both her B.A. and M.A. in American History, with an emphasis in the African American experience and ethnic/ race relations. She went on to become tenured faculty at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) where she taught both African American and United States History and served as Department Chair of African American Studies. Her current research interests are focused on the Black freedom struggle and civil rights movements in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also a performing artist who is interested in utilizing public history and the performing arts to make local histories more accessible. Her most recent publication is “A Forgotten Community, A Forgotten History: San Francisco’s 1966 Uprising” featured in The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North (NYU Press, 2019).