Edith and Milton founded the Latham Foundation for the Promotion
of Humane Education in 1918. Milton passed away in 1921, but Edith
carried on the mission for another 30 years, including work with the
Oakland public schools and broadcast media. The Kind Deeds Club,
a local radio program, was followed by the Brother Buzz television
program. Brother Buzz was created by famed artist and puppeteer
Ralph Chessé and ran on San Francisco's KPIX from 1952 to 1969.
It pioneered environmental education on television. The Latham
Foundation continues its work today.
Erected 2016 by City of Oakland.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Latham Square (here, next to this marker); Uptown Saturday Night (here, next to this marker); General Strike! (here, next to this marker); Crossroads (here, next to this marker); Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled (a few steps from this marker); 1946 General Strike (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland City Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of College of California (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
Also see . . . Latham's Early History (Latham Foundation). (Submitted on November 20, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.