This Day in History

Jan. 1, 2009: Oscar Grant Killed

Time Periods: 2001-
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.

Oscar Grant 2009

Mural of Oscar Grant. By Trust Your Struggle Collective and Dignidad Rebelde. Photo by Thomas Hawk.

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