Pictured: This incarnation of the Benicia Grammar School was built in 1881 on East Third Street between J and K streets. The high school students were taught in the basement while the lower grades were located on the first and second floors with the school offices. This photo dates from around 1890.
Lewis F. Brown (1929-2019) was elected as Vallejo’s first African-American city councilman in 1965. He also served as Vallejo’s Vice Mayor from 1967 to 1969. He was born in Mississippi. He received his law degree in 1964. Photo courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.