Art + Soul festival injects life into downtown
8 hours ago
Dorothy Eng's Oak-Chi CenterIf you listen to the oral history for that marker, Dorothy Eng and Beatrice Wong talk about Chinese American soldiers coming home on leave from WWII and having no place to go—they weren't welcome at the USO. Eng, Wong and others formed the Chinese Young Women's Society, and made their own version of the USO there. We also learned from Sue that the bricks for the Hong Lok center came from an older iteration of Oakland High School which were repurposed for the building that was used as the clubhouse.
blossomed Chinese daughters' worlds
"Our soldiers had somewhere to go."
Hospitality & Friendship
Within the next week or so, signs bearing a colorful oak leaf emblem will begin sprouting in Oakland. The markers will designate a 45-mile "Scenic Tour" through and by the city's oldest and newest attractions."It then goes on to talk about the importance of promotional efforts at attracting visitors and getting them to spend money in Oakland.