The Fillmore,The Haight-Ashbury and the Summer of Love Revisited.

Authors: Clark Akatiff*,
Topics: Cultural Geography, Social Geography
Keywords: Racial integration, Haight-Ashbury, Summer of Love
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Napoleon D2, Sheraton 3rd Floor
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The Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood of San Francisco is investigated with emphasis on the proximity of the location adjacent to the predominantly Black Fillmore District. It is submitted that the flowering of the Counter Culture during the Summer of Love, and indeed the entire "Hippie" phenomenon is liked to Afro American liberation struggle which is manifested spatially in the propinquity of the Fillmore and the Haight. The report is based on a lifetime of familiarity with both neighborhoods, but specifically upon the period during the Summer of 1967, during which time exploratory field work was undertaken.

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