African American leaders
- Kevin Johnson, the first African American mayor
- Lauren Hammond, the first African American city council member
Organizations and businesses
Some organizations and groups explicitly focus on the African-American culture, history and/or population of Sacramento.
- 100 Black Men of Sacramento
- Cafe au Creme
- Greater Sacramento Urban League
- Hattaf (Healing and Teaching Temple of the African Faith)
- Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
- Underground Books
Honoring African Americans
There are quite a few places in Sacramento that honor famous African Americans.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Garden
African American culture
- Cine Soul (the Sacramento International Black Film Festival)
- The Del Paso Heights Library has a large collection of African American fiction and nonfiction books.