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Why is the San Francisco Side of the Bay Bridge now named after Willie Brown?


IMG_1426Paul Wells, Holly Bratt, Willie Brown & Don Solem

The Dedication Ceremony was at Treasure Island, site of the 1939 World’s Fair in California, on February 11th, 2014.  Rather than explain the myriad of reasons that the first Black Speaker of the California State Assembly, the first Black Mayor of San Francisco, and Political Icon Willie L. Brown, Jr.  has been so honored, let us direct you to the Video of the Flow Communications produced Will and Willie Show, March Episode, Part 1.  The subject is discussed, and the voice mail message from old friend and fellow African-American Pioneer, Bill Cosby, is heard for the first time outside of those hundreds of people, Civil Rights Leaders who knew Willie Brown as a young man, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and other dignitaries were in attendance.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJUOSfj1–Q