All library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25th, for Memorial Day. On Tuesday, May 26th, all library locations will be closed except for the Main Library, African American Museum and Library at Oakland, and the Brookfield and Eastmont Branches.
From Blacks to Brown and Beyond
Professor Robert S. Oden of California State University: Sacramento will discuss his latest book, Blacks to Brown and Beyond: the struggle for progressive politics in Oakland, California, 1966-2011. A former Oakland resident and Black Panther Party member, Professor Oden will examine Oakland’s political power shifts from the mayoralty of Lionel Wilson in the 1970s to the present. A question and answer period will follow his presentation.