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|Laborfest: Jazz & Japantown|
|Date||Saturday July 16|
|Time||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
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Meet at the Japantown Peace Pagoda, at Buchanan between Post and Geary, San Francisco. Buses: 2, 3. 22, 38
Japantown, Urban Renewal and Fillmore Jazz Walk
With SF City Guides.
San Francisco’s Japantown dates from the great earthquake and fire of 1906, when the Japanese population united west of the fire line, as did the Jewish community. Uprooted by World War II, the Japanese were replaced mostly by African-Americans, who brought their vibrant musical heritage with them. The area was one of the first to experience the dramatic changes of 1950s urban renewal programs which continue. In recent years the area has seen a wealth of Japanese architecture next to the classic Victorians and a rebirth of African-American culture in the Fillmore Jazz Preservation District. Ironworker Mike Daly will make a presentation on the life and struggle of resister Fred Korematsu. The Fillmore was also home to the Jewish Community of San Francisco from 1906-1950. The US Post Office on Geary near Fillmore was the site of a Jewish temple. In the 1950s and early 1960s, there were still Jewish delicatessens and other food places, including Langendorf Bakery at 1160 McAllister, Heineman & Stern meats at 1040 McAllister, Diller's Restaurant at 1233 Golden Gate.
The former headquarters and social rooms of the San Francisco Labor Lyceum Association were in a basement at 1740 O'Farrell Street. The old Workmen's Circle and Socialist Party activities centered here.