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Barbara Millican Montgomery was inducted into the Community Service category in 2008.

My Story

Barbara Millican Montgomery, a resident of Oakland and a tireless community activist for more than 40 years, is a founding member and former President of the Acorn Housing Tenants Association, representing the interests of residents in the Acorn Housing Development in West Oakland. Barbara was among a small group of resident activists who stood up for residents of the Acorn project, an effort that led to a significant rehabilitation of the development that has helped it regain its reputation as a model for urban housing complexes nationwide. She achieved these and other accomplishments while raising six children as a single mother, working many years as a nurse and earning degrees in psychology and business management.