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Leo Robinson was born in Louisiana in 1937 and then, as a young boy, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area with his mother, who was searching for wartime employment. Robinson grew up in West Oakland and remembers nearby Oakland Army Base (OAB) from his youth. He joined the ILWU in 1958 and thereafter obtained regular work at the OAB as a unionized, civilian employee.

Keywords: Core Base Functions: Technology and labor; Transportation networks;
City within a City: Military and social hierarchies; Community Impact: Public order and policing; Politics and protest; Community outreach and crisis mitigation; OAB and Port of Oakland relations

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