Harold “Slim” Jenkins was an African American entrepreneur and owner of the renowned Slim Jenkins Supper Club on 7th Street in West Oakland.
Liquor Store and Market
Slim Jenkins saw the economic opportunity in the business district and opened a liquor store on December 5, 1933, the same day as the repeal of Prohibition. Soon the business expanded a cafe.
The exterior of Slim Jenkins Super-Market
E. F. Joseph Photograph Collection
Coffee shop opens in April of 1938. The rest is history.
- Church Group Blocks Club – Oakland Tribune July 14, 1961
- Rites for Slim Jenkins – Oakland Tribune May 24, 1967
- Rites for SLim Jenkins – Oakland Tribune May 24, 1967
- Slim Jenkins, Oakland’s Pioneer Black Entertainment Entrepreneur (1890-1967)