Join us as we combine our love for the rich history and culture of Oakland, CA through a lens of the Black experience!
As the center for the "Black Renaissance of the West" in the 1960's and 70's, Oakland used to be considered an epicenter for the Black experience in the United States. From a bustling population of 47% Black residents to our current demographic of just over 23%, the changing tide of the city has seriously effected the Black population for a number of reasons.
We will explore more about the history and culture of Black Oakland in this hybrid walking-mobile tour, designed to highlight the contributions of past and present movements within and beyond the Black community.
Be sure to book your spot on one of our upcoming tours:
- Saturday, June 19, 2021 - Special Juneteenth celebration highlighting the 2nd annual Oakland Juneteenth festival
- Saturday, July 17, 2021
- Saturday, August 21, 2021
In collaboration with Spirit of the Town, we'll peruse different neighborhoods in the town, traveling from downtown to West, and then North Oakland, exploring the physical and social locations of landmarks in the Black community.
You'll have the opportunity to appreciate locals and businesses and the food, art, sights and relationships they have built over decades in partnership with community members, local government and developers. Along the way we'll visit some of the foundational Black businesses in Oakland and have the opportunity to sample some tasty bites before ending at the Oakland Juneteenth
By the end of this hybrid mobile-walking tour you'll have explored more than 100 years of Oakland history, spanning from the Renaissance of the 1960s to the hyphy movement of the 2000s and beyond!
What's included when you book a spot on the tour:
Don't miss our next taco tour and other upcoming tours all over the Bay Area.
Acacia is your proud guide and is excited to show the world the local places she has called home for a lifetime. After having been displaced from Oakland in childhood, she returned to the town and began working with local communities to support the cultural, social and economic empowerment of the people.
Having been a teacher at Castlemont High School gave her much insight into community development through education, and she is taking her experience in economic and community development and cultural tourism to share with you the incomparable and unique gems her city has to offer the world!