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 Brief History of West Oakland                                                 KQED Video
 

 Preserving West Oakland's rich history and culture   
"Because 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.
        Welcome to West Oakland
Welcome to West Oakland