A UC Berkeley student waiting for a train on Shattuck Avenue in 1899. The train station stood where buildings stand on "Shattuck Square" today, near the Berkeley BART (rapid transit) station. The trains brought commuters, including many students, to and from the Oakland waterfront where they could catch ferries to San Francisco.
"I grew up eavesdropping on adult conversations around the assertion that "racism is the most challenging issue confronting America;" we wore buttons on our coats with sayings like "One Planet, One People... Please" and "No Room in My Heart for Prejudice;" and up there among our all-time favorite heroes was, and is, Dr. Martin Luther King."