Nate Cameron (left) plays his drum while marching through the crowd.    JENEE DARDEN / KALW NEWS

Nate Cameron (left) plays his drum while marching through the crowd.

JENEE DARDEN / KALW NEWS


When I asked Rory Brown what this event means for Oakland, she says, “This just means that Oakland is claiming it’s rightful place as the center of Black culture in the Bay Area again.”
— Jenee Darden / KALW News

Nate "Suave" Cameron Jr. and other members of M.J.'s Brass Boppers, along with Mardi Gras Indian chief Ray Blazio, right, parade during the Second Line Project's debut at Arroyo Viejo Park in East Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, March 11, 2018. The project was co-founded by the Bopper's Cameron and Michael "M.J."

Jane Tsyka / East Bay Times


Seeing people of color come out, people of other ethnicities come out and celebrate together, that’s what the second line is all about. It’s just a big fun unified party.
— Michael "MJ" Jones (MJ's Brass Boppers Founder)