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SAN FRANCISCO– Celebrate Black History Month with The Harlem of the West SF Project
February 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm$5
SAN FRANCISCO– Join California Historical Society (CHS) and Elizabeth Pepin Silva and Lewis Watts, the authors of the powerful Harlem of the West SF Project for a presentation of images and discussion of the history of the Harlem of the West. The authors will also take questions from the audience. The Harlem of the West SF Project is a book, website and photographic exhibit that celebrates the bustling Fillmore jazz era of the 1940s and 1950s, a period when the Fillmore was a vibrant neighborhood of more than two dozen nightclubs and music venues within its one square mile—all of which virtually vanished due to redevelopment in the 1960s. The project celebrates a unique and rediscovered chapter in jazz history and the African American experience on the West Coast. The talk is $5 general admission, free for youth under 18. Go to: https://my.californiahistoricalsociety.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1004 to purchase tickets.