All Oakland Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. All branch libraries, except Eastmont and Brookfield Branch, will also be closed Tuesday, May 29th
Ricki Stevenson on the Centennial of African American Soldiers in World War I
Oakland native and Bay Area newscaster Ricki Stevenson, founder of Black Paris Tours, speaks on this year's 100 year anniversary of African American soldiers arriving in France to help win World War I. Among them, James Reese Europe, leader of the band for the 369th Army regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters, credited with bringing jazz music to France.