Latest updates

  • Week of August 3
  • Picture of Sidney and Irene donated by Roberta P - thank you!

  • Few edits

  • Week of July 28
  • Updated this page, apparently we are in July and not June. 

  • Talked to some family relatives and figured out who Robert Hall was.

  • Contact page cleanup (again and again)

  • Added a letter about the Creole Cafe

  • Spelling mistakes, layout issues, bugs, bugs, bugs

  • Added a picture inside the Creole Cafe - thanks to Sean at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland!

  • Week of July 20
  • Sidney's death certificate

  • Census information for Sidney's second wife

  • PPD's Heere

  • Contact page cleanup (again and again)

  • Article about the bombs, Burton & Heere, "secret organization"

  • Spelling mistakes, layout issues, bugs, bugs, bugs

  • Week of July 13
  • Added more Becker KKK items, picture of KKK in Oakland

  • More Creole articles

  • Created latest updates page

  • Updated Contact page

  • 1920s Census

Still researching (when Libraries open again):

  • Sidney
  • More pictures of Sidney

  • What the Creole Cafe looked like on 7th Street?

  • What happened to Sidney after 1930s?

  • Why did Robert Hall sign his death certificate?

  • Why was he declared dead in Oakland but buried in Martinez?

  • What happened to Irene's dad? Was he killed?

  • Where was he from 1930s on?

  • Who is PS Lyons?

  • The KKK
  • Who was in the KKK in Piedmont?

  • Are there pictures of the KKK in Piedmont?
  • Information on Piedmont and sundown towns
  • Piedmont West End Improvement Club and its president, WF Wood - in KKK?
  • Fred W Heere (Sgt Of Police, 31 years old)
  • Ralph and Mary Staedleron on Scenic Avenue 
  • Racism in general
  • Denial of loans

  • Realtors told not to show homes to POC

  • 1960s Cross burned on a Black woman's lawn in Piedmont