Tag Archives: black history month

Barbers, Books & Bridges founder Denmark Gatewood holds up books for the audience to choose from for the read-aloud. (Ryan Lindsay/Oakland North)

Oakland non-profit promotes literacy through diversity and representation

Denmark Gatewood had a captive audience. On Saturday, he sat on a small stage reading children’s books filled with stories about Black children, written by Black authors to a group of mostly Black children and...
Bjoe Morris and Rhonda Spears struck up an easy friendship at the archives event. Photo by Pendarvis Harshaw.

Secret ancestors, precious photos, and civil rights at the African American Museum

It’s Saturday afternoon at the African American Museum in Oakland, and archivist Sean Heyliger is showing a small group how best to preserve and care for old photos as part of an open house for...

This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of February 18-21. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!