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A hub of transportation and industry since the mid-19th century, West Oakland is today a vital commercial conduit and an inimitably distinct and diverse community within the Greater Oakland metropolitan area.

Author: Thomas Tramble

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738547891

Category: History

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A hub of transportation and industry since the mid-19th century, West Oakland is today a vital commercial conduit and an inimitably distinct and diverse community within the Greater Oakland metropolitan area. The catalyst that transformed this neighborhood from a transcontinental rail terminal into a true settlement was the arrival of the railroad porters, employed by the Pullman Palace Car Company as early as 1867. After years of struggling in labor battles and negotiations, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Union became the first African Americanaled union to sign a contract with a large American company. The unionas West Coast headquarters were established at Fifth and Wood Streets in West Oakland. Soon families, benevolent societies, and churches followed, and a true community came into being.
2007 By Thomas Tramble

A hub of transportation and industry since the mid-19th century, West Oakland is today a vital commercial conduit and an inimitably distinct and diverse community within the Greater Oakland metropolitan area.

Author: Thomas Tramble

Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions

ISBN: 1531629393

Category: History

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A hub of transportation and industry since the mid-19th century, West Oakland is today a vital commercial conduit and an inimitably distinct and diverse community within the Greater Oakland metropolitan area. The catalyst that transformed this neighborhood from a transcontinental rail terminal into a true settlement was the arrival of the railroad porters, employed by the Pullman Palace Car Company as early as 1867. After years of struggling in labor battles and negotiations, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Union became the first African American-led union to sign a contract with a large American company. The union's West Coast headquarters were established at Fifth and Wood Streets in West Oakland. Soon families, benevolent societies, and churches followed, and a true community came into being.
2007-09 By Thomas Tramble

The Brotherhood fostered a rich organizational and social tradition that extended beyond pure trade unionism and linked West Oakland to other black communities nationwide. Pullman porters returning to Oakland after sometimes weeks of ...

Author: J. Theoharis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403982506

Category: History

Page: 326

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The civil rights movement occupies a prominent place in popular thinking and scholarly work on post-1945 U.S. history. Yet the dominant narrative of the movement remains that of a nonviolent movement born in the South during the 1950s that emerged triumphant in the early 1960s, only to be derailed by the twin forces of Black Power and white backlash when it sought to move outside the South after 1965. African American protest and political movements outside the South appear as ancillary and subsequent to the 'real' movement in the South, despite the fact that black activism existed in the North, Midwest, and West in the 1940s, and persisted well into the 1970s. This book brings together new scholarship on black social movements outside the South to rethink the civil rights narrative and the place of race in recent history. Each chapter focuses on a different location and movement outside the South, revealing distinctive forms of U.S. racism according to place and the varieties of tactics and ideologies that community members used to attack these inequalities, to show that the civil rights movement was indeed a national movement for racial justice and liberation.
2016-03-05 By J. Theoharis

In the years since, most West Oakland developers — large and small — have been White. ... dollar development which includes plans to convert a vacant train depot into a national museum dedicated to the history of the Pullman Porters.

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.
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Dellums helped create and organize the Pullman porters' labor union in August of 1925. ... and in order to make a living after losing his job, he ran a billiard parlor that became one of the centers of west Oakland social life.

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265346

Category: History

Page: 944

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The Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West provides much more than ethnic groups crossing the plains, landing at ports, or crossing borders; this two-volume work makes the history of the American West an important part of the American experience. Through sweeping entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analysis, and demographic studies, this Encyclopedia presents the tapestry of the West and its population during various periods of migration. The two volumes examine the settling of the West and include coverage of movements of American Indians, African Americans, and the often-forgotten role of women in the West's development.
2006-02-24 By Gordon Morris Bakken

In 1950 nearly 90 percent of the city's black population resided in 22 percent of its census tracts concentrated in West and North Oakland.”47 Black workers in the 1940s found employment as cooks, waiters, Pullman porters, car cleaners, ...

Author: Robert O. Self

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691124865

Category: History

Page: 408

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As the birthplace of the Black Panthers and a nationwide tax revolt, California embodied a crucial motif of the postwar United States: the rise of suburbs and the decline of cities, a process in which black and white histories inextricably joined. American Babylon tells this story through Oakland and its nearby suburbs, tracing both the history of civil rights and black power politics as well as the history of suburbanization and home-owner politics. Robert Self shows that racial inequities in both New Deal and Great Society liberalism precipitated local struggles over land, jobs, taxes, and race within postwar metropolitan development. Black power and the tax revolt evolved together, in tension. American Babylon demonstrates that the history of civil rights and black liberation politics in California did not follow a southern model, but represented a long-term struggle for economic rights that began during the World War II years and continued through the rise of the Black Panthers in the late 1960s. This struggle yielded a wide-ranging and profound critique of postwar metropolitan development and its foundation of class and racial segregation. Self traces the roots of the 1978 tax revolt to the 1940s, when home owners, real estate brokers, and the federal government used racial segregation and industrial property taxes to forge a middle-class lifestyle centered on property ownership. Using the East Bay as a starting point, Robert Self gives us a richly detailed, engaging narrative that uniquely integrates the most important racial liberation struggles and class politics of postwar America.
2005-08-28 By Robert O. Self

It sought to combine archaeology and the black railroad labor movement, one of the most important themes in West Oakland history. As the archaeological excavations had uncovered many artifacts from Pullman porter households, ...

Author: Barbara J. Little

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759113770

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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Archaeology as a Tool of Civic Engagement is an indispensable resource for archaeologists and the communities in which they work. The authors are intensely committed to developing effective models for participating in the civic renewal movement - through active engagement in community life, in development offor interpretive and educational programming, and for in participation in debates and decisions about preservation and community planning. Using case studies from different regions within the United States, Guatemala, Vietnam, Canada, and Eastern Europe, Little and Shackel challenge archaeologists to create an ethical public archaeology that is concerned not just with the management of cultural resources, but with social justice and civic responsibility. Their new book will be a valuable guide for archaeologists, community planners, historians, and museum professionals.
2007-05-17 By Barbara J. Little

Soon a colony of Pullman porters settled into West Oakland. And as more blacks worked the railroads, they recruited relatives up and down the line, promising them that California afforded more opportunities than Jim Crow ever would.

Author: Belva Davis

Publisher: PoliPointPress

ISBN: 9781936227464

Category: African American women journalists

Page: 238

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2010 By Belva Davis

Working as a Pullman porter, Dellums became good friends with Morris "Dad" Moore, a cantankerous retired porter in his late ... As Dellums battled Pullman, he also became a leading activist in west Oakland, the city's working- class ...

Author: Eric Arnesen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415968263

Category: Business & Economics

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Providing sweeping coverage of U.S. labor history, this resource contains over 650 entries, encompassing labor history from the colonial era to the present. Written as an objective social history, the "Encyclopedia" encapsulates the rise and decline, and continuous change of U.S. labor history into the 21st century.
2007 By Eric Arnesen

During this northern migration, African American sleeping car porters who worked for railroads were an important link ... Because of the railroad and Pullman porter jobs, West Oakland, California, had a large and influential African ...

Author: Thomas Sanchez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351177887

Category: Architecture

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Does transportation affect the lives of minority, low-income, elderly, and physically disabled citizens? The answer is yes, and those effects can be profound, according to The Right to Transportation. The authors argue that transportation policies can limit access to education, jobs, and services for some individuals while undermining the economy and social cohesion of entire communities. Policies that have nurtured the U.S. highway system and let public transportation wither have also led to ghettos and social isolation. More and more communities are recognizing the problem. This book explains the strategies and policies that can address inequities in the nation's transportation and transportation planning systems so that the benefits and burdens of those systems can be shared equally across all communities. With a close examination of how transportation policies affect individuals and communities, the book is a guide to transportation fairness. It explains the demographic trends, historical events, and current policies that have shaped transportation in the U.S. and offers recommendations for moving to equity.
2018-05-04 By Thomas Sanchez