On January 16, 2009, Our Oakland Community Ambassador Fannie Brown told us what the election and inauguration of Barack Obama means to her and the East Oakland Community.


 The Good Old Days

Earlier, Fannie Brown recalled her childhood growing up in Mississippi on a plantation. She also talked about how East Oakland became her home in the 1960’s, and how she later became an educator, school-founder, and all-around community leader.  This video was shot on October 25, 2008 at the first Our Oakland Community Storytelling Day.