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The Legend of Leidesdorff

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Discover the extraordinary life and legacy of Captain William Leidesdorff, a leading businessman, diplomat, civic pioneer, and America’s first Black millionaire. In this one-hour tour on level ground, we’ll start by the exciting new mural, “Beyond the Sea,” as we explore the captivating narrative of Leidesdorff's many “firsts” and celebrate his enduring legacy. Then we’ll discover important sites in the city’s economic past and appreciate their impact on the city and beyond.

This talk is led by historian Eric Friedman, courtesy of San Francisco City Guides.

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