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  • News: One hundred and thirteen years ago, Piedmont declared independence. But the town’s special character was shaped long before that -
    (Small part mentioning redlining & my inquiry at the bottom of the article)
    Will Callan |Exedra| January 25, 2020 

  • Blog: Why Is There Another City Inside Of Oakland? - By IMRAN ALI MALIK • MAR 12, 2020 - Coverage of Sidney Dearing, his house and redlining.

  • Blog: Day 116 – Piedmont’s First Black Homeowner - July 9, 2020 - Reference of this site and Sidney's house.

  • News: Councilmember Tim Rood noted that Piedmont had a history of racist real estate policies and discrimination. "The history of Piedmont's first black residents, Sidney and Thelma Dearing, and their two children who were driven from their homes in Piedmont in 1924," said Rood, who added that the city should erect a monument to the Dearing family.
    Jana Katsuyama | KTVU | Published August 4, 2020

  • News: Uncovering Dearing: How Piedmont’s first Black homeowner was run out of town, and the lingering effects on the city’s history
    By Marta Symkowick | Exedra | September 15, 2020

  • News: Where We Came From … Where We’re Going
    Aya Troyer, Zenobia Pellissier Lloyd and Malia Lee | Piedmont Highlander (PHS Newspaper)
    | October 21, 2020

  • News: After Dearing: Residential segregation and the ongoing effects on Piedmont
    Nick Levinson and Marta Symkowick |Exedra|  October 27, 2020

  • News: A ‘full, layered, textured’ story: Being Black in Piedmont today
    Nick Levinson and Marta Symkowick | Exedra| December 22, 2020

  • Website: Pops Project 2020

  • News: Piedmont residents wrestle with how to add more housing to exclusive enclave
    Sarah Ravani  | San Francisco Chronicle May 20, 2021

  • News: An affluent East Bay city chased out its first Black homeowner a century ago - and still hasn't atoned
    Justin Phillips | San Francisco Chronicle | June 13, 2021

  • News: Piedmont’s League of Women Voters going strong after nearly 75 years
    Active since 1947 on many issues, chapter’s current president says housing equity in forefront today
    Lou Fancher | East Bay Times | August 3, 2021

  • News: When a School Desegregates, Who Gets Left Behind?
    Jay Caspian Kang | New York TimesMarch 10, 2022

  • News: City seeks to memorialize the Sidney Dearing family
    Sam Richards | ExedraMarch 17, 2022

  • News: City to consider naming triangle park for Dearing family
    Allyson Aleksey  |
    Piedmont Post (first time mentioning Sidney Dearing's story in 2 years) | March 18, 2022

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