from 1916-1917 directory

Rev Gordon C. Coleman, D.D. (1871 – 1942) was the pastor of the North Oakland Baptist Church from 1913 until his death in 1942 and editor and manager of the Oakland Sunshine newspaper.

"I found that The Rev. Coleman had done more for his race in Oakland than all of the Negro preachers put together had ever done. Should one ever come to Oakland, look around a little and you will soon learn the Dr. Coleman is in the middle of everything. He was the cause of the city of Oakland having Colored Firemen, and all of the Colored men that hold political jobs are there by the request of this great preacher. And whenever a great trouble arises among the people, they look up Dr. Coleman."
- Walter F. Watkins, 1925 1

Links and References

  1. Cry of the West Walter F. Watkins, 1925