H97.1.306

30-May-69
8 in|9.5 in HIGH x 14 in|14 in WIDE
(20.32 cm|24.13 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm|35.56 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers
H97.1.306


Caption on back "The Berkeley park the masses fought so hard for in the '60's, right, has now become an eyesore to those who are opening their eyes to golf. Even rock 'n' rollers like Greg Kihn, above, are on par with the game." Handwritten on back "People Park Marchers." Photo shows a barechested man carrying another man on his sholder who is wearing a gas mask and carrying a flower in one hand and holding a placard in the other. The placard reads "Give us the Park". Other people stand behind these two.

Used: Oakland Tribune

Picture This Information

This artifiact is part of the OMCA's Picture This website. More about the context and history of this artifacts is available at Picture This

About the Picture This web project: California's Perspectives on American History is a resource for teachers and students to learn about the experiences of diverse peoples of California by using primary source images from the Oakland Museum of California's collections. Organized into eleven time periods spanning from pre-1769 to the present, more than 300 photographs, drawings, posters, and prints tell stories from the perspectives of different ethnic groups. Historical contexts are provided to offer a framework of California's role in relation to American history.

The National Archives state that primary sources, "fascinate students because they are real and they are personal: history is humanized through them." Picture This invites students to examine the historical record, encouraging them to connect history with real people and explore how images tell stories and convey historical evidence about the human experience. History becomes more than just a series of facts, dates, and events.      

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