Mackites Turning Dreams into Reality



Coach Ben Tapscott and a host of Mack alumni are mobilizing community-wide support to address the Oakland Unified School District and Superintendent Antwan Wilson on a campaign to keep McClymonds High School open. Alumni will also join together on Saturday, Sept. 26 for the annual McClymonds Alumni picnic at deFremery Park.


From top left, clockwise: Dr. Rosemary Darden, Ernie Lombardi, MC Hammer, William J. Drummond, Autris Paige, Marion Sims, John Handy, Joe Debro, Dante Marsh, Bill Patterson and Curt Flood, Pat Brown and Joe Johnson, James Archie and Shirley Overall Davis, Brandon Smith, Joseph Walter “Joe” Jackson, father of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5, and Dr. Henry Lloyd Edington. Photos courtesy of Troy Williams, George Randolph, Shirley Overall Davis and Bill Patterson. Collage by Adam Turner.


Send us your photos of Mack alumni from all decades to Ashley Chambers at [email protected], or (510) 900-9571.


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