Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
C. L. Dellums
January 3, 1900 – December 6, 1989
Sculptor: Carol Tarzier
Funded by Federal Transportation Enhancement Activities Grant
Commissioned by City of Oakland Public Works Agency
encircling the base
1925 - Organizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters on the West Coast
1929 - Vice President of Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters until 1958
1941 - Begins Battle for Fair Employment Practices
1948 - Chairman of the West Coast NAACP
1959 - Serves as Fair Employment Practices Commission until 1986
Erected by City of Oakland Public Works Agency.
Location. 37° 47.635′ N, 122° 16.307′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Second Street near Alice Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 245 Second Street, Oakland CA 94607, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oakland Rails (a few steps from this marker); Heinolds’ First and Last Chance Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jack London (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jack London’s Cabin Jack London Square Development (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakland Railroad History (approx. ¼ mile away); Pony Express Ferry "Oakland" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Live Oak Lodge U.D (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
More about this marker. This marker is located in the plaza in front of the Dellums Amtrak Station.
Also see . . . Dellums, C.L. (1900-1989) - Black Past. The low pay and poor working conditions prompted Dellums to join the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, then being organized by A. Philip Randolph. Upon hearing of his joining the union, he was fired by the Pullman Company. The Brotherhood then hired Dellums to work full time as a union organizer. (Submitted on January 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • African Americans • Labor Unions •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 535 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 18, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.