Annette Miller was born in 1966, the same year that the Black Panther Party was started not far from here. When low-income people of color had been disproportionately targeted by predatory subprime lenders, Miller drew upon her skills as a community organizer and sought assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs and ACCE (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment), to challenge the foreclosure. Hear Annette's story on the tour.
As suburbanites moved to new developments, the government accommodated their need for a more convenient commute, regardless of how the freeways would affect neighborhoods like Hoover-Foster.
Learn about this African American writer who spent a decade telling stories of Black life and capturing the early history of Black pioneers in the Bay Area from her home in Hoover-Foster.
Hear C.L. Dellums and his daughter, Marva share the history of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) and the union's involvement during the Civil Rights Movement at his neighborhood home.
This YMCA was a major force behind the rise of Black leadership in the community and eventually, the City of Oakland's council and mayoral seat. Hear the story of Josh Rose and the significance of the Northwest YMCA.