Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
—Champion of Equal Rights and Social Justice —
“These young Negro...citizens are wondering ‘Where is America’s most talked about democracy. Is it real or is it hypocrisy?’” she wrote in 1939. That same year, Albrier ran for City Council as Berkeley’s first African American woman candidate. She formed organizations to fight for jobs for blacks in local businesses and schools. Her articulate voice and persistence broke down barriers. Albrier used the leadership she earned to serve her passionate commitment to advancing civil rights and women’s rights.
For the rest of her long life, Albrier seized opportunities to fight injustice and inspired others to join her in righting wrongs.
Location. 37° 51.308′ N, 122° 17.004′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Park Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the Frances Albrier Community Center in San Pablo Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2800 Park Street, Berkeley CA 94702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longfellow School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic McGee-Spaulding District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Philadelphia Quartz Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Pump House - Peet Brothers/Colgate Palmolive (approx. 0.8 miles away); South Berkeley Bank (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lorin Theater (approx. 0.8 miles away); American Photoplayer Co. (approx. one mile away); Santa Fe Railway Depot (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
Regarding Frances Albrier. Sorry, I forgot to take a distant view.
Also see . . . Albrier, Frances Mary (1898-1987) - Black Past. In 1938 Frances Mary Albrier became the first woman elected to the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee. She also founded the East Bay Women’s Welfare Club whose goal was to get black teachers hired in the Berkeley schools. In 1939 she was the first woman elected to the Berkeley City Council where she led a five-year campaign to hire black teachers. (Submitted on April 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.