Standing Tall: Willie Long and the Mare Island Original 21ers

Standing Tall: Willie Long and the Mare Island 21ers by Jake SloanJakeSloan_BookcoverClick the book to order your autographed copy today




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Contact: Elva NelsonHayes

Phone:   (510)472-5182

Email: elvanelsonhayes@gmail.com

 

           CONFRONTING RACISM AT BAY AREA NAVAL SHIPYARD         

Filling a Gap in Bay Area Labor and Civil Rights History

OAKLAND CA: In the early 1960s, Jake Sloan played a relatively minor role in an event and subsequent actions that led to historic changes in hiring, training, promotions, and equal pay for African Americans working for the United States Navy at Mare Island Naval Shipyard and beyond.

Now, Mr. Sloan has written the story of what unfolded and the impact on African Americans and the Navy during that historic time. Standing Tall: Willie Long and the Mare Island Original 21ers tells the story of 25 brave men, led by Willie Long, and their struggle for fair and equal treatment as civilian employees of the Navy at that time, a struggle that reached the highest levels in the Navy and, eventually, brought about great change at Mare Island and other naval shipyards.

It tells the story of the human impacts on Willie Long and the other players, both positive and negative. The story reveals a thus far overlooked episode in the history of Bay Are labor and civil rights. It touches many families in the Bay Area.

On May 21, 2017, at 3:30 PM, Mr. Sloan will give a brief talk about the experience and sign copies of the book at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, located 410-14th Street, Oakland, California. Books will go on sale at 3PM. Those who do not wish to or cannot attend can purchase the book at http://elvanelsonhayes.com/2017/05/08/standing-tall-jake-sloan/ and Amazon.com.

The book is published by: ENH Productions, in Association with The African American Development Institute, and the Western Institute for Social Research.

Mr. Sloan can be contacted through Elva NelsonHayes at the above information or at jakesloan@aol.com.




 

What’s In A Name Debut

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Thanks to your support, the premiere of What’s In A Name was a great success.  The movie played on two screens at Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley.  The audience showed every emotion from  roaring laughter to tears. All  moviegoers were treated to free popcorn and drinks. The VIP After Party at Leige downtown Oakland was a star studded hit. That place was jam-packed on a Thursday night looking like Saturday. What’s In A Name cast and crew where’s treated to complimentary bottle service.

If you missed the party,  you can still see the movie. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD. 3-Day shipping on all orders.

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Congratulations Author ElTyna McCree

Congratulations to Author Reverend ElTyna McCree on and her debut writing project. She drew a nice crowd at the book release and her presentation was awesome! Thanks to everyone who came out to support. Click the link below and order your  autographed copy  of

“Oh What A Ride!” today.


Visit Octopus Literary Salon at 2101 Webster Street in Oakland, and pick up a copy of “Oh! What A Ride! 50 Years In The Airline Travel Industry” by ElTyna McCree. 

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Casting Continues for What’s In A Name

FB_IMG_1454975475200 Saturday, February 27th, 10:30am-12:30pm

Guice Christian Academy 

6925 International Blvd 

Oakland, CA. 94612 

Union and NonUnion actors welcome

Casting call for Union roles:
Uncle Pablo, African American 18-25, 2 days at ULB rate.
Melanie, African American, 18-25 2 days at ULB rate.

Lead role:
Opal, African American, must be able to play 12yrs and 18yrs, 5 days at ULB rate.

Casting call for Non Union roles:
Several roles for schools scenes, all ethnicities, ages 12-18.

Email headshots and resumes to elvanelsonhayes@gmail.com