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Leo Robinson: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Robinson, Leo
Interviewer(s):
Rubens, Lisa
Title:
Leo Robinson: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project
Abstract:
Leo Robinson was born in Louisiana in 1937 and then, as a young boy, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area with his mother, who was searching for wartime employment. Robinson grew up in West Oakland and remembers nearby Oakland Army Base (OAB) from his youth. He joined the ILWU in 1958 and thereafter obtained regular work at the OAB as a unionized, civilian employee.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2008
Project:
Oakland Army Base
Oskicat record:
b17720725
Rights:
Robinson, Leo. "Leo Robinson: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project." Interview by Lisa Rubens in 2008. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2008.