Check Your Shelf: Fall Oakland History Miniseries feat. Dorothy Lazard

dorothy lazard seated by microphone

Made possible by a Friends of the Oakland Public Library mini-grant, Check Your Shelf: The Oakland Public Library Podcast, invites listeners to take an inside look at OPL. In this miniseries, Dorothy Lazard (Oakland History Center) brings her Fall History lecture series to you.

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Episode 2: Cheryl Fabio and the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame

Dorothy interviews Oakland filmmaker Cheryl Fabio, whose works include Evolutionary Blues: West Oakland's Music Legacy. They reminisce about the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, an Oakland organization that supported Black film and arts from 1974 into the late nineties.

Mentioned in Episode 2

Dorothy's Recommended Reads:

Black Arts and Film in Oakland

Featured in this Episode:

Dorothy Lazard, Oakland History Center Librarian
Cheryl Fabio, Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice

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Got a local history question for Dorothy or the Oakland History Center? Email, or call (510) 238-3134.