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Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Berkeley High School Alumni: Bobby Seale, Jean Yonemura Wing, Billy Martin

 
 
Berkeley High School Alumni: Bobby Seale <i>(east side)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 16, 2020
1. Berkeley High School Alumni: Bobby Seale (east side)
Inscription.  
Bobby Seale
class of 1954, while attending Merrit College, he joined the Afro-American Association (AAA) and met Huey P. Newton. Together in 1966, they founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

Jean Yonemura Wing
class of 1966, was a parent and UC Berkeley graduate student on the Berkeley High School Diversity Project from 1996 to 2002. She worked alongside BHS students, staff, and parents in efforts to close the achievement gap. Jean continues to be a leader in education reform.

Billy Martin
class of 1946 was an American Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. He is best known as the manager of the New York Yankees, a position he held five different times.
 
Erected by Arts and Humanities Academy Class of 2012, Open Circle.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAsian AmericansEducationSportsWomen.
 
Location. 37° 52.132′ N, 122° 16.376′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Alston Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, on the right when traveling west on Alston Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley CA 94704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

Berkeley High School Alumni: Jean Yonemura Wing <i>(south side)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 16, 2020
2. Berkeley High School Alumni: Jean Yonemura Wing (south side)
of this marker. Historic McGee-Spaulding District (a few steps from this marker); Berkeley City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Berkeley High School Industrial Arts and Science (G and H Buildings) (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); Berkeley Veterans Memorial Grove (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial Building (about 500 feet away); Framåt Lodge #405 (about 600 feet away); Berkeley High School Alumni: Chinaka Hodge, Phil Lesh, Joshua Redman, The Lonely Island (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bobby Seale (Wikipedia). (Submitted on August 16, 2020.)
2. Jean Yonemura (KeyWiki). (Submitted on August 16, 2020.)
3. Billy Martin (Wikipedia). (Submitted on August 16, 2020.)
 
Berkeley High School Alumni: Billy Martin <i>(west side)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 16, 2020
3. Berkeley High School Alumni: Billy Martin (west side)
Berkeley High School Alumni: Bobby Seale, Jean Yonemura Wing, Billy Martin Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 16, 2020
4. Berkeley High School Alumni: Bobby Seale, Jean Yonemura Wing, Billy Martin Marker - wide view
The Berkeley City Hall is in the background, while Berkeley High School itself would be behind the viewer, kittycorner to the City Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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