Each day, Clio connects thousands of people to nearby culture and history. Our website and mobile app are free for everyone and designed to make it easy to discover cultural and historical sites throughout the United States. You can search for nearby sites, take a walking tour, create your own itinerary, or simply go for a walk or drive and let Clio show you nearby sites using our mobile app. Clio is non-profit and free for everyone thanks to the support of people like you. Donations are tax- deductible! Click here to learn more!
Vernon Alley Historical Marker
Vernon Alley was the first black man to join the Bohemian Club, a private club in San Francisco, in 1974. While Vernon was great at playing the bass, he was also recognized for his athletic potential in football. He was an All-City running back at Commerce High School, as well as a Hall of Famer at San Francisco State University. Not only that, Vernon also took part in many committees and commissions around the area, including the Art Commission and the Human Rights Commission. The Vernon Alley marker place built in 2003, and he died on October 3, 2004.
SourcesRuppenstein, Andrew. HMdb.org. The Historical Marker Database. July 21, 2009. Accessed November 26, 2017. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=20985.
This entry has been viewed 32 times within the past year