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Ellen Wyrick-Parkinson: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Wyrick-Parkinson, Ellen
Interviewer(s):
Rubens, Lisa
Title:
Ellen Wyrick-Parkinson: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project
Abstract:
Ellen Wyrik-Parkinson was a long-term resident of West Oakland. After the collapse of the Cypress Freeway in West Oakland during the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, Wyrik-Parkinson became involved in the Coalition for West Oakland Revitalization. In the mid-1990s, she became involved in the West Oakland Community Advisory Group, which was affiliated with the Oakland Base Reuse Authority. In this interview, Gordon discusses community advocacy and the closure and reuse of the OAB.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2008
Project:
Oakland Army Base
Oskicat record:
b17721153
Rights:
Wyrick-Parkinson, Ellen. "Ellen Wyrick-Parkinson: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project." Interview by Lisa Rubens in 2008. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2009.