Delilah Beasley House
Upon Delilah Beasley's arrival to the East Bay from the Midwest in around 1910, she quickly realized that the last generation of “negro pioneers” from the Gold Rush era was dying out and that nobody had recorded their stories. She spent nearly a decade researching the history of African Americans in California and telling stories of Black life from her home in Hoover-Foster. Learn more about her story on the tour.
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.
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.