Black Liberation

Name: Black Liberation
Description: A community-led cultural tour of the Hoover-Foster neighborhood.
City: Oakland, CA
Duration: 120 minutes
Distance: 1.6 miles
Guide: WOCAN
Mode: walking
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Starts at: 2624 West St.

Directions to 2624 West St.

Black Spaces Matter. The Black Liberation Walking Tour is a community-led cultural asset map asserting resident voice and documenting Hoover Durant’s multigenerational Black history and culture. We celebrate belonging through the 100+ year narrative ribbon that leads from the early West Coast civil rights movement through the Great Migration and Black Power movements, to the Black Liberation actions of the present day.

This project of the Friends of the Hoover-Durant Public Library (FOHDPL) captures oral histories to document the lives and culture of long-time residents, historical figures, and rapidly disappearing former Black spaces. We are creating this archive to mitigate cultural erasure and physical displacement, part of an effort to reclaim community and cultural spaces by working towards the reestablishment of a branch library in our neighborhood and acquiring community-controlled commercial spaces.

See the website of the Black Liberation Walking Tour for additional information.

Note: The estimates for time and distance do not include returning to the starting point.

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Note: markers are for tour stops, not necessarily on the point of interest
  1. St. Augustine's Episcopal Church
  2. Annette Miller
  3. Surrounded by Freeways
  4. Delilah Beasley
  5. C.L. Dellums
  6. M. Robinson Baker YMCA
  7. North Oakland Branch Library
  8. Flint's Bar-B-Q
  9. California Hotel