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Episode Info: Quote: “When I die, I’m dead.” —Eloise Westbrook About: Three horizontal stripes, red, black and green, add color to the streetlights and poles in and around the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. These Pan-African flags are a relatively new addition to the area. They were painted just about a year ago thanks to an initiative spearheaded by the neighborhood's local city supervisor, Malia Cohen. “This is about branding the Bayview neighborhood to honor and pay respect to the decades of contributions that African-Americans have made to the southeast neighborhood and to the city,” she said in a statement. But when compared to what’s going on in the neighborhood, these painted flags inadvertently serve as reminders of what this neighborhood once was and what it now isn’t. This used to be a place where you could be Black and thrive. You could find work and own a home. Now, not so much. In Part II of this story about the term Frisco, we try and find out what happened. Show Notes: [00:35] More on “Wild Wes” and Wild SF Tours [03:30] “Kid Kodi” by Blue Dot Sessions [06:10] For reference: Map of San Francisco and its neighborhoods (San Francisco Association of Realtors) [06:40] More on Dr. Raymond Tompkins (San Francisco Bay View Newspaper) [07:40] “Allston Night Owl” by Blue Dot Sessions [09:30] “Roundpine” by Blue Dot Sessions [12:00] Light reading on environmental conditions of Bayview-Hunters Point: Health Inequities in the Bay Area San Francisco Community Health Needs Assessment 2016 On the 14 year life expectancy gap (San Francisco Chronicle) Pollution Problems in Bayview-Hunters Point (Greenaction) [12:30] “The Yards” by Blue Dot Sessions [13:00] “Why I Love Living in Russian Hill” (The Bold Italic) [13:20] On the naming of Russian Hill (FoundSF) Related: the naming of other San Francisco neighborhoods (Mental Floss) [13:50] Light reading on old history of Bayview-Hunters Point Additional reading on the sale (Bernal History Project) [14:30] On the formation of Butchertown (FoundSF) [15:15] Further reading on history of Hunters Point Shipyard development and community (City of San Francisco) [15:30] Light reading on history of Chinese shrimping industry in San Francisco (FoundSF) [15:55] Light reading on Oscar James (Museum of African Diaspora) [16:40] “D-Day” by Nat King Cole [17:00] Light reading on San Francisco’s shipbuilding and war time history World War II Shipbuilding in the Bay Area (National Parks Service) “A Day’s Work” (FoundSF) [17:20] Newsreel footage [17:30] Light reading on the Great Migration: “Great Migration: The African-American Exodus North” (NPR) The African-American Migration Story (PBS) “Why African Americans Left the South in Droves” (Vox) The Long-Lasting Legacy of the Great Migration (Smithsonian) “The 'Great Migration' Was About Racial Terror, Not Jobs” (City Lab) “The Second Great Migration: A Historical Overview” (Unive...
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