Following Beasley's death in 1934, Thomas E. Fleming wrote a number of columns, and Lena M. Wysinger took over after that. It occasionally appeared as Activities Among Eastbay Negroes, News of Negro Activities, or other titles. Beginning in June 1941, it was known as Activities of Negroes.
Two quotes from her memorial, in Activities Among Negroes/Sun, Oct 14, 1934:
"The Clansman attitude during the exposition in San Francisco led her to request the Oakland Tribune to publish articles of outstanding Negro visitors and their achievements. Finally she was employed as a special feature writer of The Tribune, covering Activities Among Negroes, which proved an asset for better race relations."
"Mrs. Artieda made special mention of Miss Beasley's attitude and expression, "Others first, self last." Her special feature column from The Tribune are clipped and filed, preserved for reference and general information in the office of the Public Welfare League. Mesdames Spencer and Artieda expressed the desire that Miss Beasley's articles be placed in book form for future reference,"
There are likely missing entries, please help find them.
If you would like to help me transcribe and correct them, and present them as linked pages here, see end of page for basic instructions.
Delilah Beasley, News Writer, Dies
Miss Delilah L. Beasley, 62, Negro, who contributed news of her race in Oakland to The Tribune for many years, died early yesterday at Fairmont Hospital after an illness of several months.
She was prominent in Negro club circles and was active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Her home was at 705 Thirty-fourth Street.
Funeral arrangements are being made by the L. M. Hudson Mortuary. Services have been tentatively set for Tuesday morning but are being held up pending the receipt of advices from friends at Los Angeles.
Miss Beasley, a native of Cincinnati, O., had lived 25 years in California. She had no close relatives.
To contribute transcriptions of her articles:
- Visit the clipped article.
Get the text of the article from one of two sources:
- Click the link "Show article text (OCR)" at the bottom of the clipped page, select all text, copy it.
- Download either the image of the clipping, or the entire page from which it came.
- Using an image editor, select each column, crop the image to that column and save as a new file.
- Upload that file to Google Drive.
- Right-click that image file, select Open With > Google Docs
- Copy the text
My limited experience suggests that 1. is quick, but the OCR on newspapers.com doesn't always work well. 2. takes a bit longer to do up front, but requires much less correcting of text and formatting.
- Click the Add a new page button, in the upper right.
- Enter a string giving the title of the article and the date of the article, in this format "Activities Among Negroes/Ddd, Mmm DD, YYYY", for instance "Activities Among Negroes/Sun, Sep 02, 1923"
- Hit Return
- In the new page, select the text "What do you know about Activities Among Negroes Sun, Sep 02, 1923?" delete it.
- Add a link to the top, enter Activities Among Negroes and it will find the main list page. Insert it. Make it Heading 1 style.
- Beneath it, in Normal style, write By Delilah L. Beasley. Select her name and link it to the page Delilah Beasley.
- Beneath her byline, paste your text without formatting. (Cmd+Shift+V on a Mac; Ctrl+Shift+V on Windows) If multiple columns, continue pasting until you've added them all.
- Correct the formatting and text. Add hyperlinks to external and local pages, as appropriate. (Local OaklandWiki.org links are preferred.
- Add a local link to the this page, at the top, and add a small embed at the bottom in "Source" (HTML) mode, using the text copied from the Share button > small embed at newspapers.com, to link to the original article.
- Click the Save changes button. Note the page title, date.
- Edit this document. In the table cell under the Transcription column header, for the corresponding date, start typing the name of the new page, and when it auto-completes, select it, then click Save changes.
- Revise this process, page to suit.