In 1925, porters from the Pullman Company formed the first nationwide Black union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), to fight for better wages and less exploitative working conditions. During C.L. Dellums’ long career as BSCP Vice President, the union played a key role in every significant civil rights struggle from the Montgomery bus boycott to the March on Washington. Hear from C.L. Dellums and his daughter, Marva as they recount the history on the tour.
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.
You'll notice a vast collection of vibrant and ever-changing art in Hoover-Foster. Just as stories can be passed down through generations by stories and songs, learn how this mural tells the story of the rich legacy of this area.