African American Oakland, 1915-1965

Black fire fighters circa 1930s

Oakland History Center librarian Dorothy Lazard will present a talk on the growth of Oakland’s African American community during a period of enormous change in the city. She will share stories of the political and cultural movers and shakers who helped establish Oakland as one of California’s most progressive cities. A slide show will accompany this presentation.



Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Main Library

Walters Auditorium
125 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-3134