Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-1978 (Paperback)

San Francisco 1968-1978

By Chris Carlsson (Editor), Lisa Ruth Elliott

City Lights Books, 9781931404129, 328pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2011



A collection of essays spans the tumultuous decade from 1968, the year of the San Francisco State University strike, to 1978 and the twin traumas of the Jonestown massacre and the assassinations of mayor George Moscone and supervisor Harvey Milk. This volume provides a broad look at the diverse ways these ten years shook the city of San Francisco and shaped the world we live in today. From community gardening to environmental justice, gay rights and other identity-based social movements, anti-gentrification efforts, neighborhood arts programs, and more, many of the initiatives whose origins are described here have taken root and spread far beyond San Francisco.