In 1963, Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett praised two young leaders of the United San Francisco Freedom Movement at his annual civic awards with “You are the one’s we’ve been waiting for. You’ve achieved more in the last two weeks than our methods have in 15 years.”
One of them, Dr. Oba T’Shaka, professor emeritus of black studies at San Francisco State, is an honored guest for the opening of the 7th annual Preserving California Black Heritage conference Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St. There will be a screening of “Decision in the Streets”, a film by Harvey Richards about the most extensive and most successful civil rights movement outside the South.
The other object of Goodlett’s praise, Tamam Tracy Moncur, is also featured in the exhibition Students and Scholars Marching for Civil Rights: the 50th anniversary of the United San Francisco Freedom Movement, which will be on display in the hotel. Register for the conference at blackmoney.com.