One Crazy Summer Setting

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Oakland

Oakland is a major city in California near San Francisco. It is heavily-black, and is where Cecile moves to when she abandons her family in New York. Oakland comes to be a hotbed of countercultural activity, as the Black Panthers rise to prominence and seek to better the black community in Oakland by way of places like the People’s Center. Oakland also becomes the scene of much violence between the Black Panthers and the police, and is the showcase for rampant racism between blacks and whites.

San Francisco

San Francisco is a major city in California located near Oakland. It is mostly white, and is where the hippie part of the countercultural movement is centered. San Francisco is a city visited by Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern during the last part of their visit in California. San Francisco is home to Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the...

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