This picture was on the wall of the Ruth Beckford Room where the movie “WEST OAKLAND STORIES” was presented last week by Ed Howard. This is an excellent movie and I highly recommend, it especially for natives of Oakland.

Subtitles helped to clarify the audio interviews of West Oaklanders, but those subtitles did not exactly match the audio! Important facts, such as: Oakland did not burn in 1968, and Oakland representative Barbara Lee was the only congressperson to vote against the Iraq invasion in the year 2001 or 2002, were presented only in the subtitles. Folks with the insight and intelligence to understand the meaning of such facts probably got a lot more out of the movie than casual observers.