Blogging Bayport Alameda

July 14, 2021

Blast from the past: no really, a literal blast

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:04 am

Here’s a fascinating bit of Alameda history that I had never heard of until the anti Wellness Center folks started dredging up all the Merchant Marines history behind the general McKay site area. But did you know that at one point that area housed the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Richard Oakes, one of the main organizers of the occupation of Alcatraz, bombed the building to highlight job discrimination at the Bureau of Indian Affairs? Richard Oakes and 11 others attempted to take over the BIA office in Alameda but were arrested.

I can’t wait until the library is fully open so I can use the microfilm machines again, I wonder how all of this was reported in the local papers

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