Early Black Pioneers of Alameda

Hackett family of Alameda photograph

Alameda native and historian Rasheed Shabazz lectures on Alameda history, geography, race, housing and community development.

African Americans have inhabited Alameda since the Gold Rush era, and include prominent and influential families such as the Hacketts and others.

Using census documents, historical newspapers, photographs, and other materials, Shabazz reveals surprising and hidden aspects of Alameda history that have consequences for all of California.



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African American Museum & Library at Oakland

659 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 637-0200