“Violence really destroyed our community”

Supervisor London Breed talks about the increasing amount of violence in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as a related crack epidemic, which she saw in the Western Addition neighborhood. At the same time, less public housing options made it increasingly difficult for people to stay in the neighborhood, even for well educated people with good jobs.

Storyteller: London Breed
Date of Story: 1980s-1990s
Location of Story: Western Addition, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Location: City Hall, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Date: 3 October, 2016