‘Nature, Family, Work, Spirituality’: The Home Movies of Ernest Beane

Ernest Beane was a Pullman porter who must have really, really loved making home movies; a collection of his films – housed at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland – is a wonderful and wide ranging testament to black middle class life in the 1930s and 40s. Last year’s Home Movie Day at … Continue reading ‘Nature, Family, Work, Spirituality’: The Home Movies of Ernest Beane

Black Political Posters at the Oakland Museum of California

Today we're highlighting  the Oakland Museum of California's All of Us or None (AOUON) archive.  The archive comprises a collection of over 24,500 political posters from modern American progressive movements dating from 1965 to the present. You can check out a sample of their holdings related to African American political movements HERE. And for more … Continue reading Black Political Posters at the Oakland Museum of California

Restructuring Oakland Museum of California

"Because Oakland’s population was about 40 percent black while the museum’s governing board was entirely white, the director set up a 51-member Community Relations Advisory Council to make sure that a representative range of local voices was heard." The New York Times 05/16/10 Click here to read the entire article.