San Francisco Chinatown History Night | SF
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St. Philip’s Church | 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA
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SF History Night | Pacific Heights
The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth.
Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
San Francisco's Chinatown | SF History Night | Pacific Heights
Since the Gold Rush of 1849 Chinatown has been a “must see” in San Francisco guidebooks. In the nineteenth century, however, SF’s Chinatown was singled out as a blight on the urban landscape. Today,Chinatown is seen as an asset to the city’s tourist trade.
The treatment of Chinatown in the past and the present obscures the realities of history.
This presentation takes a look at the history of Chinatown from a perspective not presented in guidebooks or textbooks. Presenter Philip Choy is a third-generation San Franciscan, born and raised in Chinatown.
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