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,
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.
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 →
Saundra graduated from Fresno College with a degree in sociology. She always had her eyes set on working with juveniles and looked into law enforcement as a possible field. She applied to OPD immediately after her June 1969 graduation. No opening existed.