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Black History Month

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Black History Month

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Discover East Bay Black History Month Events

In honor of Black History Month this year, we're highlighting events that not only pay tribute to Black History but are also easily accessible by bus. Explore the cultural richness and significance of these places as we commemorate and embrace the diverse narratives that contribute to the fabric of our community for Black History Month.

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Oakland Black Joy Parade

Date: Sunday, February 25

Location: 14th St & Franklin St, Downtown Oakland

Bus lines: 1T, 6, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 29, 33, 40, 51A, 72s, 88, and 96.

Experience a vibrant celebration of the Black community at the Black Joy Parade in Oakland, where the streets come alive with culture and unity. It will be an immersive event that honors the rich influence of the Black community on cultures past, present, and future. Show your support for the community by connecting with over 200 Black-owned vendors, enjoying live performances, and participating in family-friendly activities. Visit the Black Joy Parade website at for more event details.

Black History Month Read In 2024

Black History Month Read-In

Date: February 1st - 29th

Location: 300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro

Bus lines: 1T, 10, 34, and 35 __________________________________________________________

Explore the profound world of Black literature at the San Leandro Public Library's Black History Month Read-In throughout February. Immerse yourself in rich narratives, powerful voices, and thought-provoking creations from Black writers and thinkers. The library has curated a compelling collection of literature, easily accessible via our bus lines. Stay informed about this literary celebration by visiting Join us in honoring the diverse spectrum of literature and voices that make Black history profound and inspiring.

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Black Power Exhibit

Date: Ongoing

Location: 1000 Oak St, Oakland

Bus lines: 1T, 29, 33, 40, 62, 88, and 96 ____________________________________________________________

Visit the Black Power exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California to delve into the history of the Black Panther Party. Through compelling historic photos, posters, and interactive prompts, visitors gain insights into the party's commitment to civil rights. The exhibit uniquely highlights the crucial role of the Black community in the Bay Area, showcasing their resilience and contributions during a transformative period in American history. Learn more about the Black Power exhibit by visiting

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African Americans In the Arts

Date: Saturday, February 24

Location: 888 C St, Hayward

Lines: 10, 28, 60, 93, 95, 99

Immerse yourself in thought-provoking discussions of African American culture in visual arts at the Downtown Branch of the Hayward Public Library on Saturday, February 24th. Moderated by Vanita Lee-Tatum, this event celebrates Black History Month and features esteemed panelists including Khristel Johnson (textiles, quilts), Saleem Gilmore (author, cartoonist), Russell Foote (photographer), and Mark Sublett (mixed media artist). AC Transit buses offer convenient transit options to the event. Learn more about the event and register on the Hayward Library website.

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Oakland Aviation Museum

Date: Ongoing

Location: 8252 Earhart Rd, Oakland

Bus line: 73


Celebrate Black history at the Oakland Aviation Museum's exhibit on African-American aviators. Explore the inspiring stories of aviation pioneers such as Bessie Coleman, Tuskegee Airmen, and astronaut Mae Jemison. Don't miss this opportunity to honor their contributions at the Oakland Aviation Museum. Visit the Oakland Aviation Museums website to learn more about this exhibit.

Our History

From our founding in 1960 to today, we have been connected to the African-American community in our hometown of Oakland and throughout the East Bay Area. Take a peek at some of our history and how African-Americans have enhanced the transportation experience throughout U.S. history.

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Transit Equity Day

Transit Equity Day aims to highlight the vital importance of public transportation in an equitable and sustainable community and is celebrated on February 4 in honor of Rosa Parks’ birthday. On this day, we are reminded that AC Transit must continue our work of making transit more equitable, sustainable, and accessible.