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Go to a Local History Editathon!

On Sunday the 10th, we had a Black History Month-themed editathon at the Oakland History Room. Last week was a fabulous Hackerspaces edition editathon. Next Saturday (Feb. 16), we will have a special intentional communities-themed editathon at a local cohousing. Make sure to visit our Local History Editathons page for an updated editathon schedule and info on how you can participate

Attend a meeting!

We love meeting new people! We hang out at the Sudo Room every Thursday night at 7pm. The Sudo Room is located on the 2nd floor of 2141 Broadway in downtown Oakland. The entrance is on 22nd St.--just take the elevator at the end of the hall. We'll chat it up and edit articles on things we love about our city. Don't have a computer? No worries--we'll share! 

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Featured Story (click here for more stories!)

An advertisement for the Acorn redevelopment, the housing project where Huey P. Newton, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party, was murdered in 1989.  

(Source: San Francisco Examiner 9/16/68 “Oakland’s Redevelopment Project Ready for Public," Oakland History Room.)

 

Black History Month events!

We've been busy! A whole month dedicated toward Black History has meant tons of events around town. Here are a couple of highlights: 

 

  • On February 10th, we held a Black History-themed editathon at the Oakland History Room. Check out the Black History-related articles we have so far. Help us add more--there is way too much that is missing! 
  • Oakland Wiki volunteers promoted our project at the African American Museum and Library open house on February 9th. The event included a talk on best practices for preserving historic materials, an art exhibit by Milton510, historic photos from the archives (one woman was overheard on the phone saying "They have my grandmother and my aunt!") and a video playing of a fashion show held at the Museum in 2010 of  Henry Delton Williams, a major Motown designer (the Museum has an archive of Mr. Williams' designs, and the designer himself was present at the event!)

 

 

Learn about Oakland Neighborhoods

Oakland neighborhoods are known as being among the most diverse in the country. Learn more about the city's amazing communities by reading a little bit about each of the neighborhoods...

Downtown Oakland

East Oakland

West Oakland

Port of Oakland

North Oakland

Mosswood

Golden Gate

Longfellow

Lakeshore

 

Grand Lake

Rockridge

Piedmont Ave

The Laurel District

 

Jack London District

Chinatown

Fruitvale

Millsmont

Lake Merritt

The Oakland Hills

Temescal

 

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