Joshua Rose was Oakland's first African American city councilman.
Fannie Wall Children's Home and Day Nursery, an orphanage and daycare center, established in 1918 by African-American clubwomen in West Oakland,
In 1968 Tayna Dennis was the first African-American to be crowned Miss Oakland. The 2nd was in 1969 and the 3rd in 1970.
Delilah Beasley was a columnist for the Oakland Tribune.She is most known for her book "The Negro Trail-Blazers of California," published in 1919 and reprinted in 1968.
The Linden Branch Y.W.C.A. and the Filbert Street Y.M.C.A. developed programs during the 1930s that helped the Black community survive the Depression years. They emerged at a time when the national Y's both encouraged separate branches for Black members.
Oakland: The Mellow City was written and illustrated by Eighth Grade Students 1967-1968 of Herbert Hoover Junior High School, Oakland California
During the later part of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th black women in Oakland established clubs and institutions to address the growing demands of the black community.
Phil R Springer The Pullman Porters and West Oakland Phillip Richard Springer (1874-1952) was the first black man in Oakland to own a taxicab. He was born in Barbados, in the British West Indies and left home at age 16. At first he operated under a jitney permit in Oakland, but he later had the... Continue Reading →