Celebrating African American History through Sacred Sites

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Celebrating Black HistoryAnnual Demonstration of the African American Quilters of Oakland
February 27, 2016

West Oakland Branch Library, 1801 Adeline Street - Google Map
Celebrate African American History Month with the African American Quilters of Oakland Guild's Annual Demonstration and Workshop. Supplies will be provided so  you can make your own quilt. For all levels and ages.
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Black History Month Tour
February 27, 2016

Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland - Google Map
Mountain View Cemetery is the final resting place of many recent and historical members of the Bay Area's important African American community. In celebration of Black History Month, the cemetery docents offer a tour highlighting the lives of community leaders such as Captain William Shorey, William Byron Rumford and Elsie Rumford, Walter A Gordon, Marcus Foster and numerous others. Meet at the main office located immediately on the right…
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37th Annual MLK Jr. Oratorical Festival
February 28, 2016

Castlemont High School - Phillip Reeder Performing Arts Center - Google Map
The Oratorical Festival is designed so that teachers can challenge students to think critically about Dr. King's Legacy and philosophy. The Festival helps build the capacity of students to use their voice to persuade, to motivate people to act or to transmit information; shows students’ creative expression, interpretive skills, and ability to illuminate authorial intent for public audience.
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