Leidesdorff legacy includes first public school in California
Leidesdorff is also discussed in the documentary The King Behind King, Bridges, Chavez and Mandela on ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage, which screens at the Port of Oakland on April 19.
ReUNION and Souloftechnology present Black Innovation Month throughout April with daily profiles of African-American multiple patent holders in an initiative we call Change The Game: Do The Math.
Leidesdorff, whose estate was worth $1.4 million when appraised in 1854, was noted for his math skill as treasurer of Yerba Buena and operator of the first shipping warehouse in the port. He is an example of how culturally responsive content can become compelling for students.