A “Ms. Delilah Beasley Tea” will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 to welcome Girls Incorporated, Alameda County’s only resource center for young women, to its new home in downtown Oakland.
The tea, sponsored by Progressive Oakland Women for Empowerment and Reform (P.O.W.E.R.), will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pardee Home Museum Gardens, 672 11th St. in Oakland. The cost is $12 per person, free to young people under the age of 18.
The new Girls Inc. headquarters will be located at 510 16th St. in Oakland.
The tea is named in honor of Delilah Beasley (1871-1934), a historian and columnist for the Oakland Tribune. With a journalism career that spanned over 50 years, she was the first African American woman to be published in a major metropolitan newspaper.
In her columns and other writings, she presented proof of the existence of the California Black pioneers. Her studies, “Slavery in California,” published in 1918, and “Negro Trailblazers of California,” published in 1918, pioneered work in the field of California Black history.
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