November 12, 2022
Doors will open for viewing at 1 PM. The program will be from 2 PM - 5 PM.
300 Estudillo Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577
2022 Veterans Day Program
Saturday, November 12, 2022
The Veterans Day Program is centered on an exhibit curated by Bertram C. Clark, Jr. from his collection entitled "African Americans in the Military from the Revolutionary War to World War II."
The exhibit will feature displays highlighting the San Francisco Bay Area’s historical participation and contribution during WWII.
The exhibit will include articles and photographs of:
- Bay Area women shipyard and dockworkers
- Oakland native, Olympian and Tuskegee Airman Lt. Archie Williams.
- Oakland’s DeFremery Park’s Black USO.
- West Oakland’s 7th Street.
- The Port Chicago Mutiny.
- San Francisco Hunters Point Shipyard’s African American workers.
- San Francisco's Filmore nightclub scene and more.
A visual history of photographs, posters and memorabilia telling the stories and honoring the millions of forgotten African American men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. The story is about those who fought and died in this country’s wars while being denied respect, human dignity and freedom here at home. These patriots served heroically with courage, honor, determination and with the persistent hope of receiving their basic rights as American citizens.
Join us for this community celebration, discussion, and acknowledgment. Refreshments will be served.