Depression Era: 1930s: Education: Locally Decided
Oakland public schools in the 1930s were not segregated, as is evident from this photograph of the Oakland High School R.O.T.C. band taken during the 1930s. Four Black male students and one Black female student are part of the predominantly white group. Blacks at that time were not a majority of Oakland's population, but rather one of several nonwhite races that were generally integrated into Oakland's predominantly white public schools.