Posted January 30, 2016 by Editorial Staff in 2016
 
 

Oakland Celebrates Black History Month

Oakland Celebrates Black History Month
Oakland Celebrates Black History Month

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Oakland is a city renowned for its diversity, and has deep roots in African American culture. Throughout Oaklands history there have been a number of pioneers and trailblazers who helped make this city as great as it is today. This month we celebrated all of this a little extra, but Oaklands Black History is on display 24/7 365.

Museums and Culture

Take a trip to the African American Museum & Library in Oakland. This venue is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experience of African Americans in California and the West. The library has an extensive archive, including 160 collections with diaries of prominent families, pioneers, churches, social and political organizations. The museum also has several exhibits and programs highlighting the historical accomplishments of generations of African Americans. The Oakland Museum of California is also home to several exhibits outlining the history of California’s diverse communities. The Museum engages visitors with forums, speakers and interactive events to highlight the social issues and history of California’s people…

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