We Live Here: San Francisco, 1960s-1970s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT:  Michelle Jeffers (415) 557-4282;
Photo by Phiz Mezey
Her explorations resulted in engaging photographs of the changing landscape of the city during the redevelopment of the Western Addition. She also chronicled the tumultuous San Francisco State University Strike. Her photos captured some of the major personalities and San Francisco visitors of the time including Martin Luther King, Jr., Jimi Hendrix, James Baldwin, Emmy Lou Packard, and Imogen Cunningham, as well as highlighted everyday scenes in the City. Historical objects from the Library’s collection will also be on display in the exhibit, which is presented by the San Francisco History Center. Related programs: Sunday, March 3 Meet the Artist: Phiz Mezey Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 11 The Fillmore: Film and Discussion Screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary The Fillmore, which tells the history of San Francisco’s Western Addition and the Fillmore district followed by a discussion with producer Peter Stein. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

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February 26, 2013