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Chappell Roland Hayes

1948 – 1994

 
 
Chappell Roland Hayes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 24, 2014
1. Chappell Roland Hayes Marker
Inscription. Community activist and environmentalist, Chappell Hayes was the driving force behind the Clean Air Alternative Coalition which successfully convinced CalTrans to re-route the new Cypress freeway away from West Oakland neighborhoods. Mr. Hayes developed programs for at-risk youth and helped to redefine environmental issues to include broader urban concerns, such as poverty and racism. As an entrepreneur, community leader, member of many boards and commissions, and devoted community builder, Mr. Hayes raised the consciousness of West Oakland residents and neighbors, including the Port of Oakland, to work for clean air and environmental justice.

“Chappell was an inspiration to so many in his life, one whose priorities were so appropriate and whose humanity was so manifest.”
– Congressman Ronald V. Dellums

 
Location. 37° 47.984′ N, 122° 19.578′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Middle Harbor Road near 7th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3660 Middle Harbor Road, Oakland CA 94607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Training Wall (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Western Pacific Mole
Chappell Roland Hayes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 24, 2014
2. Chappell Roland Hayes Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); John "Alex" Alexander (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rear Admiral R.J. "Bear" Arnold, U.S.N. (approx. 0.4 miles away); USS Oakland CL-AA 95 (approx. 0.4 miles away); USS Oakland Mast (approx. half a mile away); Alameda Terminus of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pan Am China Clipper (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. To locate this marker take the unnamed road heading south from the USS Oakland mast, then walk east to the observation tower. The maker is on the second level.
 
Categories. African Americans
 
The Chappell Roland Hayes Observation Tower on the left image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 24, 2014
3. The Chappell Roland Hayes Observation Tower on the left
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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