The Harlem of the West: Jazz and supper clubs on Fillmore

Fred Jordan, San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce, talks about how he loved to go to jazz and supper clubs in The Fillmore District of San Francisco in the 1970s. At the time there were 29 clubs over the space of only a few blocks, and all the great musicians of the time recorded there. The neighborhood fell victim to ‘redevelopment’, leaving the blocks empty. He says this pushed 50,000 African Americans out of San Francisco.

Storyteller: Fred Jordan
Date of Story: 1972-1990s
Location of Story: Fillmore District, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Location: Union Square, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Date: 10 October, 2016