The Oakland Sunshine (1897-1923) was a weekly newspaper. It was founded and edited by John A. Wilds who was the first African American civil servant in Oakland: city hall's custodian and night watchman. The newspaper was taken over by the California Voice in 1917. 2
Delilah Beasley wrote for the Oakland Sunshine in 1915. 1
Wilds was the editor until at least 1908. 4 He sold the paper to J. M. Bridges some time before 1913. 5
J. M. Bridges was the owner and president of the paper from at least 1913 to 1922. Rev. G. C. Coleman, D. D., was the Editor and Manager. 3
From at least 1920 to 1922 the paper had an office at 405 - 8th Street. 3
- The Wikipedia entry on Delilah Beasley suggests it began publication in 1902. The Library of Congress entry says "189?-19??" and that it was published by J.M. Bridges. The initial stub said 1897-1923 (which is also in The Pullman Porters and West Oakland). What years was it published?
- The LOC says the California Voice didn't start until 1920, so 2 seems in doubt. But which is correct?