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New Era / New Politics: Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2013

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

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Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California.

Tour begins at 10 am in front of the African American Museum and Library at Oakland located at 14th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

Parking is available on Wednesdays at the City Center West Garage. Enter at Jefferson Street between 12th and 14th streets. On Saturdays, parking is available at the Clay Street Garage. Enter near 14th Street.

2016 Tour Dates

  • Saturday, May 28
  • Wednesday, June 22
  • Saturday, July 16
  • Wednesday, August 17
  • Saturday, September 17
  • Wednesday, October 12

To make a reservation for Tour 8, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandnet.com. Please include the specific tour and date you are requesting in your message.

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches, and high-rises.

The six-month long tour season ensures ample opportunity to take in each of the eight different tour itineraries. Each tour, led by a volunteer guide, begins at 10 am from various starting locations depending on the itinerary.

>> Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com


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Cost: FREE*

*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com

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