Activities Among Negroes was a regular column, authored by Delilah L. Beasley in the Oakland Tribune. Below are clippings of that column from newspaper.com archives, in chronological order. Following Beasley's death in 1934, the column was written by Lena M. Wysinger. 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.

Original Clipping Subject Transcription
 

N.A.A.C.P. national convention, George W. Carver,

United Negro Improvement Association, A.M.E. news,

Harding's procession

Sun, Sep 02, 1923
 

National Baptist Association, social news,

Myrtle B. Anderson, 1st African-American California

woman entered to bar, academic successes, passings

Sun, Sep 16, 1923
 

Pushkin's grandson of African heritage & W. E. B. Du Bois,

African education, African American news items,

Taylor A.M.E. church established, more

Sun, Sep 23, 1923
 

Ruth Moore, Mrs. Frank Henry,

Albert Alexander Smith, artist, notable visitors

Sun, Sep 30, 1923
 

Lacey Kirk Williams,

Arthur S. Gray / Marcus Garvey in Oakland,

Roland Hayes and A. P. Shaw,

Watt Terry, Hettie Tilghman, A.M.E. changes,

Theodora & Lee Purnell

Sun, Oct 14, 1923
 

Notable African-American graduates, Jennie D. Porter, 

The Harriet Beecher Stowe School, Penny Lunches, 

Linden YWCA, Theodora Purnell, Ida Jackson

Sun, Nov 04, 1923
 

Mrs. H. E. DeHart, Frederick Douglass, 

J. B. Sanderson, Mary Sanderson-Grases, local news

Sun, Nov 11, 1923
 

Irene B. Ruggles, Tulip Jones,

Who was Martha Ann Wilson?

women's clubs and good work, social news

Sun, Nov 25, 1923
 

Mary J. Sanderson-GrasesJeremiah Sanderson

Northern California NAACP, William Green,

Pullman Porters, Monroe N. Work / Negro Year Book,

Robert S. Abbott / Chicago Defender

Mon, Dec 03, 1923
 

Mary B. Talbert memorial,

Christmas services at Linden YWCA,

esteemed visitors,

African American priests conduct high mass in D. C.

Sun, Dec 09, 1923
 

club activities, church news,

Countee Cullen as a student,

Phil H. Brown, Tennessee and "black mammies"

Sun, Dec 16, 1923
 

heroism of African American maids and porters in train wreck,

news about African American musical achievements,

Roland Hayes, Marian Anderson, church news

Sun, Dec 23, 1923
 

Powerful opening paragraphs from J. Stanley Durkee,

Robert Russ Morton,

American Negro Academy, Alpha Phi Alpha,

Paul Laurence Dunbar, local news

Sun, Jan 06, 1924
 

Retirement of Major Walter H. Loving,

a day of programs and discussions at a meeting of the

California Federated Colored Women's clubs

Sun, Jan 13, 1924
 

David E. Over, Rev. Downly, (?) Basutoland,

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity,

Delta Sigma Theta sorority,

Rev. E. W. Kinchen, local news

Sun, Jan 20, 1924
 

George M. Johnson, news of other graduates,

Rabbi Rudolph Coffee, old friends, news

Sun, Jan 27, 1924
 

Ida Louise Jackson, community chest, (amazing) church & 

local news, W. E. B. Du Bois, Madam C. J. Walker,

R. R. Morton, David Wallace

Sun, Feb 03, 1924
 

Lincoln League conference, Negro Sanhedrin,

Negro National baseball league, Henry O. Tanner,

New Age - Dispatch, Du Bois & Pan-Africanism, Clayton

Sun, Feb 10, 1924
 

Miss Hallie Q. Brown visits, urges women to organize,

Douglass and Lincoln birthdays, Alpha Kappa Alpha,

Dick Green of the U.S. Treasury

Sun, Feb 17, 1924
 

Colored Knights of Pythias, Howard University funding,

African Students' Union, John H. Washington,

Susie Elizabeth Frazier, Hallie Q. Brown

Sun, Feb 24, 1924
  Hallie Q. Brown, women's suffrage, Negro Sandrehin, news Sun, Mar 02, 1924
 

Maria L. Baldwin,

Maria Baldwin chapter of Colored American War Mothers,

Lt. Hubert Julian, Col. Charles Young,

Robert Shaw Wilkinson, A. M. E. Conference,

Dr. O. W. DeVaughn, Willis O. Tyler, 

National Association of Colored Women's Clubs

Sun, Mar 09, 1924
 

Mardis Gras / Louisiana Society,

Linden Street YWCA progress,

Oakland League of Women Voters / Hettie B. Tilghman,

Captain John Jones / David C. Broderick

Sun, Mar 16, 1924
 

Noah D. Thompson / Calvin Coolidge / race relations,

Eleanor Brackenridge / Artemisia Bowden / Euretta K. Fairchild, 

Isaiah T. Montgomery, Laura A. Brown, Rosalind Jordan

Sun, Mar 23, 1924
 

Music:

John C. Payne, Lawrence Benjamin Brown,

Hyers Sisters, Sarah Miles Taylor,

Marie Selika Williams,

Corrine Bush-Hicks, Florence Cole Talbert,

Elmer Bartlett, Leviticus Lyons,

Margaret Johnson, Lillian Jeter Davis

Sun, Mar 30, 1924
 

Founders Day at Tuskegee, Delia Henry,

First A. M. E. church, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin,

Vivian Osborn-Marsh,  

California State Federation of Colored Women Clubs,

Irene Ruggles, Marguerite Johnson

Sun, Apr 06, 1924
 

John B. Ford, Pullman porter speaks at Dartmouth,

Linden Street YWCA, Juliette Derricotte / YWCA,

Boy Scouts, Nashville Baptist seminary,

Knights of Pythias build rest home

Sun, Apr 13, 1924
 

Crispus Attucks / National Equal Rights League /

Boston Guardian, Du Bois / Liberia,

fraternities & sororities / scholarships,

Iva Gray, Mattie Johnson-Young,

Rev. Cooper / Bethel A.M.E.

Sun, Apr 20, 1924
 

Harry T. Burleigh, National Medical Association,

Pullman Porters Benefits association,

Lee Williams, Alice B. Webb, A. H. Hohman,

Adelbert H. Roberts, Aurelius P. Alberga, 

Rev. A. P. Shaw

Sun, Apr 27, 1924
 

Oakland Colored Civic center / CA League of Women Voters,

Louise M. Fayerweather, Mrs. Mayme Donovan,

Mrs. Mossell-Griffin, R. Nathaniel Dett / Dan Desdunes,

Harry T. Burleigh, W. W. Glenn, Mrs. Austin comes home,

Forresters?, Jess Binga

Sun, May 04, 1924
 

Clarence Cameron White, Elmer Keeton, John Riddle,

California Eagle, Jane Williams Homes, Charlotta Bass

Sun, May 11, 1924
 

Ida Louise Jackson, Virginia Stephens, Allen O. Newman,

George M. Johnson, Stewart T. Davidson,

Ruby C. Jefferson graduate, Joe Frances, social news

Sun, May 18, 1924
    Sun, May 25, 1924
 

National Baptist & A.M.E. Zion conferences,

Tabytha Anderson,

philanthropy of Aaron & Annie Malone,

Mrs. McDonald, brought to CA as a slave in 1856

Sun, Jun 01, 1924
Sun, Jun 08, 1924    
Sun, Jun 15, 1924    
Sun, Jun 22, 1924    
Sun, Jun 29, 1924    
Sun, July 6, 1924    
Sun, July 20, 1924    
Sun, Aug 17, 1924    
Sun, Aug 24, 1924    
Sun, Sep 14, 1924    
Sun, Sep 28, 1924    
Sun, Oct 12, 1924    
Sun, Oct 19, 1924    
Sun, Nov 02, 1924    
Sun, Nov 09, 1924    
Sun, Nov 16, 1924    
Sun, Nov 23, 1924    
Sun, Nov 30, 1924    
Sun, Dec 07, 1924    
Sun, Dec 28, 1924    
Sun, Oct 18, 1925    
Sun, Dec 13, 1925    
Sun, Jan 17, 1926    
Sun, Mar 14, 1926    
Sun, Mar 21, 1926    
Sun, Mar 28, 1926    
Sun, Apr 25, 1926    
Sun, May 23, 1926    
Sun, Jun 20, 1926    
Sun, Jul 11, 1926 First A.M.E. Church  
Sun, Aug 15, 1926    
Sun, Aug 26, 1926 First A.M.E. Church  
Sun, Oct 03, 1926    
Sun, Dec 12, 1926    
Sun, Jan 16, 1927    
Sun, Feb 06, 1927    
Sun, Feb 20, 1927    
Sun, Sep 18, 1927    
Sun, Oct 02, 1927    
Sun, Oct 09, 1927    
Sun, Oct 30, 1927    
Sun, Nov 06, 1927    
Sun, Nov 27, 1927    
Sun, Dec 25, 1927    
Sun, Jan 08, 1928    
Sun, Jan 15, 1928    
Sun, Jan 29, 1928    
Sun, Feb 12, 1928    
Sun, Feb 19, 1928    
Sun, Mar 11, 1928    
Sun, Mar 18, 1928    
Sun, Apr 08, 1928    
Sun, Apr 29, 1928    
Sun, May 20, 1928    
Sun, Jun 03, 1928    
Sun, Jun 10, 1928    
Sun, Jul 15, 1928    
Sun, Jul 22, 1928    
Sun, Jul 29, 1928    
Sun, Aug 05, 1928    
Sun, Sep 02, 1928    
Sun, Sep 23, 1928    
Sun, Oct 14, 1928    
Sun, Oct 21. 1928 Fannie Wall Children's Home; First A.M.E. Church; Linden Street YWCA; Charles Gibson  
Sun, Nov 11, 1928    
Sun, Nov 18, 1928    
Sun, Dec 09, 1928    
Sun, Dec 16, 1928    
Sun, Dec 23, 1928    
Sun, Dec 30, 1928 Market Street Seventh-Day Adventist Church  
Sun, Jan 20, 1929    
Sun, Jan 27, 1929    
Sun, Feb 03, 1929    
Sun, Feb 10, 1929    
Sun, Feb 17, 1929    
Sun, Mar 03, 1929    
Sun, Mar 17, 1929    
Sun, Mar 31, 1929    
Sun, April 14, 1929    
Sun, May 19, 1929    
Sun, Jun 02, 1929    
Sun, Jun 23, 1929    
Sun, Jun 30, 1929    
Sun, Jul 14, 1929    
Sun, Jul 21, 1929    
Mon, Jul 29, 1929    
Sun, Aug 04, 1929    
Sun, Aug 25, 1929 Market Street Seventh-Day Adventist Church  
Sun, Oct 06, 1929    
Sun, Nov 03, 1929    
  Alameda County League of Colored Women Voters
Hettie Tilghman
attorney Gloria [or Georgia?] Jones-Ellis
Tuskegee Institute Negro conference
Filbert Street YMCA
Linden Branch YWCA
Sun, Dec 15, 1929
Sun, Jan 5, 1930    
Sun, Jan 12, 1930    
 

N.A.A.C.P.

Phyllis Wheatley club

Filbert Street YMCA

Sun, Jan 19, 1930
 

Elizabeth Prophet
Filbert Street YMCA

Franklin Burrill

Dad Moore

Sun, Jan 26, 1930
Sun, Feb 02, 1930    
Sun, Feb 09, 1930    
Sun, Mar 30, 1930    
Sun, Apr 06, 1930    
Sun, Apr 13, 1930    
Sun, Apr 20, 1930    
Sun, Apr 27, 1930    
Sun, May 04, 1930    
Sun, May 18, 1930    
Sun, May 25, 1930    
Sun, Jun 01, 1930    
Sun, Jun 15, 1930 Market Street Seventh-Day Adventist Church  
Sun, Jun 22, 1930    
Sun, Jun 29, 1930    
Sun, Jul 06, 1930    
Sun, Jul 20, 1930    
Sun, Jul 27, 1930    
Sun, Aug 03, 1930    
Sun, Aug 10, 1930    
Sun, Aug 24, 1930    
Sun, Sep 07, 1930    
Sun, Sep 14, 1930    
Sun, Sep 21, 1930    
Sun, Oct 05, 1930    
Sun, Oct 12, 1930    
Sun, Oct 26, 1930    
Sun, Nov 02, 1930    
Sun, Nov 09, 1930    
Sun, Nov 16, 1930    
Sun, Nov 23, 1930    
Sun, Nov 30, 1930    
Sun, Dec 07, 1930    
Sun, Dec 14, 1930    
Sun, Dec 28, 1930    
Sun, Jan 04, 1931    
Sun, Jan 25, 1931    
Sun, Feb 08, 1931    
Sun, Feb 15, 1931    
Sun, Feb 22, 1931    
Sun, Mar 08, 1931    
Sun, Mar 15, 1931    
Sun, Mar 29, 1931    
Sun, Apr 12, 1931    
Sun, Apr 19, 1931    
Sun, Apr 26, 1931    
Sun, May 03, 1931    
Sun, May 24, 1931    
  Market Street Seventh-Day Adventist Church Sun, May 31, 1931
Sun, Jun 07, 1931    
Sun, Jun 14, 1931    
Sun, Jun 21, 1931    
Sun, Jun 28, 1931    
Sun, Jul 05, 1931    
Sun, Jul 19, 1931    
Sun, Aug 02, 1931    
Sun, Aug 09, 1931    
Sun, Aug 16, 1931    
  Hettie Tilghman, Market Street Seventh-Day Adventist Church Sun, Sep 6, 1931
 

National Alliance of Postal Employees,

Universal Negro Improvement association,

N.A.A.C.P. picnic, 

Alameda County League of Colored Women Voters

YWCA notes, deaths, A.M.E. mass meeting

Sun, Sep 13, 1931
Sun, Sep 20, 1931    
Sun, Sep 27, 1931    
Sun, Oct 04, 1931    
Sun, Oct 18, 1931    
Sun, Nov 15, 1931    
Sun, Nov 22, 1931    
Sun, Dec 13, 1931    
Sun, Dec 27, 1931    
Sun, Jan 03, 1932    
Sun, Jan 17, 1932    
Sun, Jan 24, 1932 Market Street Seventh-Day Adventist Church  
Sun, Feb 07, 1932    
Sun, Mar 06, 1932    
Sun, Mar 13, 1932    
Sun, Apr 03, 1932    
Sun, Apr 24, 1932    
Sun, May 08, 1932    
Sun, May 15, 1932 Market Street Seventh-Day Adventist Church  
Sun, Jun 12, 1932    
Sun, Jul 24, 1932    
Sun, Aug 07, 1932    
Sun, Aug 21, 1932    
Sun, Sep 04, 1932    
Sun, Sep 11, 1932    
Sun, Sep 25, 1932    
Sun, Oct 09, 1932    
Sun, Oct 16, 1932     
Sun, Oct 23, 1932    
Sun, Oct 30, 1932    
Sun, Nov 06, 1932    
Sun, Nov 20, 1932    
Sun, Nov 27, 1932    
Sun, Dec 11, 1932    
Sun, Dec 18, 1932    
Sun, Jan 01, 1933    
Sun, Jan 08, 1933    
Sun, Jan 22, 1933    
Sun, Jan 29, 1933    
Sun, Feb 05, 1933    
Sun, Feb 12, 1933    
Sun, Mar 05, 1933    
Sun, Mar 12, 1933    
Sun, Mar 26, 1933    
Sun, Apr 02, 1933 Market Street Seventh-Day Adventist Church  
Sun, Apr 30, 1933    
Sun, May 07, 1933    
Sun, May 21, 1933    
Sun, Jun 04, 1933    
Sun, Jul 02, 1933    
Sun, Jul 09, 1933    
Sun, Sep 17, 1933    
Sun, Oct 01, 1933    
Sun, Oct 08, 1933    
Sun, Oct 15, 1933    
Sun, Nov 12, 1933    
Sun, Nov 26, 1933    
Sun, Dec 10, 1933    
Sun, Dec 24, 1933    
Sun, Dec 31, 1933    
Sun, Jan 07, 1934    
Sun, Jan 14, 1934    
Sun, Jan 21, 1934    
Sun, Feb 04, 1934    
Sun, Feb 11, 1934    
Sun, Feb 18, 1934    
Sun, Feb 25, 1934    
Sun, Mar 04, 1934    
Sun, Mar 25, 1934    
Sun, Apr 01, 1934    
Sun, Apr 15, 1934    
Sun, Apr 22, 1934    
Sun, Aug 19, 1934 "Delilah Beasley, News Writer, Dies"

See below.

 

"SLEEPING CAR PORTERS START A.F.L. DEBATE" "In Memoriam - Miss Delilah L. Beasley"

Sun, Oct 14, 1934

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.

Oakland Tribune,  19 Aug 1934, Sun, Page 5

705 34th St, Oakland, California
 

To contribute transcriptions of her articles:

  1. Visit the clipped article.
  2. Get the text of the article from one of two sources:
    1. Click the link "Show article text (OCR)" at the bottom of the clipped page, select all text, copy it.
    2. Or:
      1. Download either the image of the clipping, or the entire page from which it came.
      2. Using an image editor, select each column, crop the image to that column and save as a new file.
      3. Upload that file to Google Drive.
      4. Right-click that image file, select Open With > Google Docs
      5. 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.

  1. On oaklandwiki.org:
    1. Click the "Add a new page" button, in the upper right.
    2. 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"
    3. Hit Return
    4. In the new page, select the text "What do you know about Activities Among Negroes Sun, Sep 02, 1923?" delete it.
    5. 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.
    6. Beneath it, in Normal style, write By Delilah L. Beasley. Select her name and link it to the page Delilah Beasley.
    7. 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.
    8. Correct the formatting and text. Add hyperlinks to external and local pages, as appropriate. (Local OaklandWiki.org links are preferred.
    9. 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.
    10. Click the "Save changes" button. Note the page title, date.
    11. 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."
  2. Revise this process, page to suit.