America through images
Jack London, studying at Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon, 1886, Oakland, California. As a schoolboy, London often studied at Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon, a port-side bar in Oakland. At 17, he confessed to the bar's owner, John Heinold, his desire to attend university and pursue a career as a writer. Heinold lent London tuition money to attend college. (Heinold's First and Last Chance, tiny little saloon still exists in what is now Jack London Square, Oakland, on the Bay. rw)
Members of the Black Panther Party, stripped, handcuffed, and arrested after Philadelphia police raided their headquarters, August, 1970. The party decided on Philadelphia as the site of its convention. On the Saturday before the convention a murder was committed; a Philadelphia policeman was shot and killed. On August 31, 1970, heavily armed police raided three Panther Offices; 2935 Columbia Avenue, 3625 Wallace Street, and 428 W. Queen Lane.