Remembering Former Oakland Mayor, Congressman Ron Dellums

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Oakland mayor Ron Dellums (L) and California Attorney General Jerry Brown hold their heads down during a press conference announcing the shooting deaths of three Oakland police officers March 21, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ron Dellums, former California congressman and Oakland mayor, died over night at the age of 82. Elected to the House of Representatives in 1970, Dellum became known for his compelling speeches and opposition to the Vietnam War during his 27 years of service. He was also Oakland's mayor from 2007 to 2011. We remember Dellums legacy and contributions to the Bay Area and national politics. What memories or tributes would you like to share?

Related Links:
Ron Dellums, 'Conscience of Congress' and Progressive Icon, Dies at 82 (KQED News)

Guests:

Piper Dellums, Ron Dellum's daughter

Brenda Payton, former columnist, Oakland Tribune

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