Rename Jackson Park
Dedicated to anti-racism, public education, and the elimination of white supremacist monuments from Alameda’s public spaces.
About “the Park formerly known as Jackson Park”
TELL CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE FOR CHOCHENYO PARK
ANDREW JACKSON PARK DENAMED
We won. On July 21, 2020, the Alameda City Council voted unanimously to dename the park formerly known as Jackson Park and remove the Andrew Jackson sign. The City appointed a Park Renaming Committee which solicited name ideas, hosted a Community Forum, and recommended names to the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Creating our Future
Contact the City Council and encourage them to vote for Chochenyo Park.
Join us for a community dialogue about the proposal to rename Jackson Park to Chochenyo Park.
Alameda’s first park may be renamed to honor the language of the area’s first peoples: Chochenyo.
Andrew Jackson by the numbers
Native peoples removed in the “Trail of Tears”
Africans held captive by Andrew Jackson
months commissioners stalled renaming Park
reasons to honor Jackson in Alameda
It’s clear: A monument to Andrew Jackson does not belong in Alameda.
Jackson Park must be renamed due to his treatment of African and Indigenous or peoples:
- Jackson enslaved hundreds of African at the Hermitage.
- Jackson’s systematic murder of Native people earned him the nickname “Indian Killer” and contributed to the expansion of plantation slavery
- Jackson’s Indian Removal Policy included the forced resettlement of indigenous people, commonly called the “Trail of Tears.”
Timeline of effort to Rename Jackson Park.
“Time for change”