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1 Donald Hausler, “Blacks in Oakland: 1852–1987,” Public History Room, Oakland
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2 Marilynn S. Johnson, The Second Gold Rush: Oakland and the East Bay in World
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3 Hausler, “Blacks in Oakland,” 122; Willie R. Collins, “Jazzing Up Seventh Street:
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4 Hausler, “Blacks in Oakland,” 99, 141.
5 Hausler, “Blacks in Oakland,” 142. See also Gretchen Lemke- Santangelo, Abiding
Courage: African American Mi grant Women and the East Bay Community (Chapel
Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996); Gretchen Lemke- Santangelo,
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Americans in California, edited by Lawrence Brooks De Graaf, Kevin Mulroy,
and Quintard Taylor (Los Angeles: Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 2001),
6 Robert O. Self, American Babylon: Race and the Strug gle for Postwar Oakland
(Prince ton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003), 160–64.
7 Editorial, Flatlands, 12 March 1966.
8 Johnson, The Second Gold Rush, 215.