This Day in History

Jan. 1, 2009: Oscar Grant Killed

Time Periods: 2001 - Present
Themes: African American, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity

On Jan. 1, 2009, Oscar Grant III was fatally shot by BART Police in Oakland, California, in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.

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Oscar Grant 2009

Mural of Oscar Grant. By Robert Trujillo, Trust Your Struggle Collective.