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|Laborfest: Coit Tower Mural Walk|
|Date||Saturday July 14|
|Time||9:45 AM - 11:45 AM|
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|Meet at Coit Tower entrance, top of Telegraph Hill, San Francisco. Buses: 8X, 30, 41 or 45 to Washington Square Park at Union and Stockton. Transfer to 39 or walk 1/4 mile on Stockton to Lombard, up Lombard which becomes Telegraph Hill Blvd to top; also from Washington Square, you can walk to end of Filbert or Greenwich, each with a short staircase at the top, Greenwich being less steep.|
With Gray Brechin, Harvey Smith, Peter O’Driscoll
Seventy-eight years ago this month, artists who were working under Civil Works Administration and the Public Works of Art Project program were painting the Coit Tower murals. These political artists were very much influenced by the General Strike, and this is reflected in these historic murals.
A media hysteria was also whipped up against the art and the artists in an effort to censor them. Fortunately this failed and the murals remain a testament to the people of San Francisco and the labor movement.