Join us to celebrate the African American History Month’s theme of “African Americans in Times of War”.
World War II was a transformed the Pacific Coast cities of the United States. The second World War ushered in what some historians call the “Second Great Migration,” as five million African Americans migrated from southern states.
Before the war, less than 300 Black people called Alameda home. Before the war ended, over 6,000 resided on the island, predominantly segregated within wartime housing projects on the West End. By 1970, the majority of the projects were gone.
Using government documents, newspaper accounts, and oral histories, this presentation demonstrates how race and conflicts over housing transformed the racial geography of the City of Alameda during and after the war.
More info: https://alamedaca.gov/library