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Cleophas Williams worked his entire adult life as a longshoreman, and he was active in both union work and civil rights struggles. This interview details the period roughly from the beginning of the Korean War through the conclusion of Vietnam War and focuses on the core function of the base as a transportation hub.

Keywords: Core Base Functions: Technology and labor; Military and capital/trade; Transportation networks;
City within a City: Governance and Order; Community Impact: City of Oakland and Alameda County governance; Public order and policing; Politics and protest; Environment; OAB and Port of Oakland relations


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