The first episode of the Tales Of The Town podcast examines the 1st and 2nd Great Migrations that brought Black Southerners in influx to the Bay Area - you get a look at the circumstances that made these people travel across the country in search of “freedom” and opportunities and the struggles they encountered upon arrival
Auntie Anita: Abbas' great Aunt, she passed away last year. Migrated from Louisiana to Oakland. Community organizer and activist.
Charlene Thomas: Delency great grandmother. Migrated from Port Aurthor Texas to Oakland
Uncle Freddie: Abbas' Uncle. Artist and Fabricator. Oakland Native.
Donna Murch: Professor of History at Rutgers University. Author of Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California
Clarence Thomas: Author of “Mobilizing in Our Own Name: Million Worker March”. Longtime ILWU organizer and longshoreman. Delency's Uncle.