St. Augustine's Church
In the beginning of the tour, you'll hear from Father Earl Neil, who was no stranger to conflict when he came to Oakland in 1967 to serve as the Rector of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. Hear his first-hand account of events at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church as the spiritual advisor to the Black Panther Party, where historical events including the launch of the Free Breakfast Program began.
When low-income people of color had been disproportionately targeted by predatory subprime lenders, Miller drew upon her skills as a community organizer with the support of organizations to save her family home.
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.