Occupation! Economic Justice as a Civil Right in San Francisco, 1963-1964

October 31st, 2012

 

Civil rights demonstrations in San Francisco, 1964, Photo by Phiz Mezey

Civil rights demonstrations in San Francisco, 1964, Photo by Phiz Mezey

Beginning in 1963, massive civil disobedience actions swept through San Francisco. Demonstrations focused on discriminatory hiring practices that excluded African-Americans from employment equal to white workers and shook the city’s liberal image of itself.

Featuring photographs by Phiz Mezey, this collaborative exhibit presents selections from the San Francisco State’s Labor Archives and Research Center, University Archives, and Bay Area Television Archive, as well as the Public Library’s San Francisco History Center.

Occupation! is a unique collaboration between the Library and Museum Studies 730 graduate class on exhibition design, offering an opportunity to highlight Special Collections rare material while Museum Studies graduate students gain real world exhibition experience.

J. Paul Leonard Library
Special Collections Gallery, Room 462
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
November 1, 2012 – February 15, 2013

Nov 1 to Dec 23:  Mon-Wed 1-5pm and Thu 1-7pm
Jan 2 to Feb 15: Mon-Thu 1-5pm.

 

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