Gilmore (Carter) Papers

Photo of Carter Gilmore speaking
Oakland city councilman Carter Gilmore speaking at podium with Coretta Scott King, circa 1980s, Carter Gilmore papers, MS 151, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

Carter Gilmore (1926-2006) was born May 30, 1926, in Grapeland, Texas. In 1977 Gilmore became the first African American elected to the Oakland City Council. He served from 1977 to 1990, during which time he also acted as vice mayor to Lionel J. Wilson. Gilmore also served as president of the NAACP's Alameda branch and, later, of its Northern California division.

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Dates: 1960-2006
Collection number: MS 151
Creator: Gilmore, Carter.
Collection Size: .5 linear feet (1 box + 1 oversized box)

Guide to the Carter Gilmore Papers

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