Children's Fairyland is celebrating Black History Month with a spectacular visual display highlighting important people, time periods, and movements in the creating and shaping of Oakland’s rich history.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was no stranger in Oakland, visiting on several noted occasions during his lifetime. AAMLO looks at two speeches King made at the Oakland Auditorium in 1957 and 1962.
Oakland boogaloo pioneers, the Black Resurgents, got their start fifty years ago. Look back at their early days at Castlemont High School with footage from the Jay Payton Papers, and explore how they're keeping the boogaloo spirit alive today.
Historic Prescott School turns 150 in 2019 and to help celebrate AAMLO will be occasionally blogging about the school's history. Sean Dickerson begins this week with the story of Ida Louise Jackson, Oakland’s first African American teacher, who taught at Prescott starting in 1925.
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