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.
On Facebook, I have been sharing photos of holiday-themed AC Transit Coaches (Bus). In researching the tradition, I learned that Nickolas P. Alevizos played Santa Claus for more than 40 years. A bit of history here.
Mrs. George D. Greenwood, Oakland society leader, was murdered by a bomb explosion in the yard of her home at 1899 Jackson Street after threatening were received letters.
Mr. Edson F. Adams, son of one of the city founders, purchased the conservatory and had it moved to a two-acre park he had created at the head of Lake Merritt, known as Edson Plaza. The new park was called Edson Plaza and Conservatory or Adams Park.
Oakland: The Mellow City was written and illustrated by Eighth Grade Students 1967-1968 of Herbert Hoover Junior High School, Oakland California
Oakland’s oldest flatiron building resides at the juncture of Peralta, Center, and 17th Streets in West Oakland. Built in 1879 f