Feb. 22: Gia White - Black History Mountain View Cemetery Tour in Oakland, CA

Gia WhiteSpecialty Tour - Black History

Date: February 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Administrative offices at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA

About the Event

Free docent-led tour by Sarah Calhoun & Gia White, highlights the lives of community leaders such as; Captain Wm. Shorey, Alonzo & Jennie Prentiss, and Lydia Flood Jackson.

At Mountain View Cemetery, we offer family-friendly events and activities year-round. Each of our free, docent-led tours meets in front of the administrative office 15 min before 10AM and lasts about two hours. Many tours involve walking up steep hills.

About the Docent

I am a docent at Mountain View Cemetery and I co-lead the African American History Tour every year. It's a very interesting tour highlighting the lives of African Americans from all walks of life that have had an impact here in the Bay Area and beyond. Mountain View Cemetery opened in 1865 six weeks after the Civil War ended. There are many interesting people buried there. It's a beautiful place.

This year, the tour is on Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00 am and lasts approximately two hours.  A link to the Mountain View Cemetery event page is below:

View last year's Fiat Vox here: https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/02/19/black-history-cemetery-tour/