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Brief History of West Oakland -KQED Video
 "TRANSPORTATION COMMUNITIES MATTER"

Slide Presentation - Brief History of West Oakland Culture
"TRANSPORTATION COMMUNITIES MATTER"

  •         Welcome to West Oakland
    Welcome to West Oakland
  • William Shorey - 1st black Captain of whaling ship at West Coast Ports.
    William Shorey - 1st black Captain of whaling ship at West Coast Ports.
  • William Shorey- Oakland home a historical landmark.
    William Shorey- Oakland home a historical landmark.
  • Sid LeProtti Jazz Band (1915) 
 Oakland and S.F. Barbary Coast Entertainer.
    Sid LeProtti Jazz Band (1915) Oakland and S.F. Barbary Coast Entertainer.
  • John Lee Hooker (Oakland Resident)
Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist  1960's
    John Lee Hooker (Oakland Resident) Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist 1960's
  • In "Blues Brothers" movie singing hit song "Boom Boom" 1980's
    In "Blues Brothers" movie singing hit song "Boom Boom" 1980's
  • C.L. Dellums Amtrak Station - President of the "Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters" in 1960's
    C.L. Dellums Amtrak Station - President of the "Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters" in 1960's
  • Transportation promotes change         AND WE CAN MAKE OAKLAND BETTER
    Transportation promotes change AND WE CAN MAKE OAKLAND BETTER
  • West Oakland birth of the Black Panther Party 1960s
    West Oakland birth of the Black Panther Party 1960s
  • "Political Firsts" Mayors Lionel Wilson and Ron Dellums, and City Council Woman Aleta Cannon 70's -90's
    "Political Firsts" Mayors Lionel Wilson and Ron Dellums, and City Council Woman Aleta Cannon 70's -90's
  • After '89 Earthquake, street re-named  Mandela Parkway
    After '89 Earthquake, street re-named Mandela Parkway
  • West Oakland BART Station Sculpture 
Art in West Oakland movement begins.
    West Oakland BART Station Sculpture Art in West Oakland movement begins.
  • Ronnie Stewart, blues musician and co- founder of "Oakland's Walk of Fame"
    Ronnie Stewart, blues musician and co- founder of "Oakland's Walk of Fame"
  • Seventh St. was the entertainment center of Oakland aka,"Harlem of the West"
    Seventh St. was the entertainment center of Oakland aka,"Harlem of the West"
  • "Walk of Fame" Inducts  Blues & Jazz stars of the 1940s and 50 who entertained here.
    "Walk of Fame" Inducts Blues & Jazz stars of the 1940s and 50 who entertained here.
  • West Oakland Street Art
    West Oakland Street Art
  • West Oakland Street Art
    West Oakland Street Art
  • West Oakland Street Art
    West Oakland Street Art
  • West Oakland Street Art
    West Oakland Street Art
  • Alice Art Center Mural of dancer,  Ruth Beckford      (Ms Oakland)
    Alice Art Center Mural of dancer, Ruth Beckford (Ms Oakland)
  • Elaine Brown (middle) and other Black Panther Party Members celebrate 50th Anniversary 2017.
    Elaine Brown (middle) and other Black Panther Party Members celebrate 50th Anniversary 2017.
  • "I am A life long resident" Says Ward Allen.
    "I am A life long resident" Says Ward Allen.
  • My parents left the south and came to W. Oakland -1940's for a better life.
    My parents left the south and came to W. Oakland -1940's for a better life.
  • My West Oakland school photo ... 
Five generations of my family live in Bay Area.
    My West Oakland school photo ... Five generations of my family live in Bay Area.
  • Bay Area Black Artist (BABA) In 1970's.                   A collective of visual artists defining African American Art.
    Bay Area Black Artist (BABA) In 1970's. A collective of visual artists defining African American Art.
  • ALAN DONES -Leader of CHEC-SUDA Team ...Born and raised in West Oakland 5 generations strong !
    ALAN DONES -Leader of CHEC-SUDA Team ...Born and raised in West Oakland 5 generations strong !
  • Community outreach meetings
COMING TOGETHER TO CREATE
W.O. transit development.
    Community outreach meetings COMING TOGETHER TO CREATE W.O. transit development.
  • "I was hired to reach out to YOU... and make OUR vision happen!
    "I was hired to reach out to YOU... and make OUR vision happen!
        Welcome to West Oakland
Welcome to West Oakland