Excerpts we've chosen from interviews conducted over the last few years
Shaping San Francisco, as part of our ongoing work, sits down with people who have stories to tell and conducts oral history interviews. If you are interested in participating in this project as a subject, or as a videographer or editor, please contact us at email@example.com.
Special thanks to Paul Grammatico for editing work on these videos.
Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizComing to San Francisco in 1960, Oklahoma, radical feminism, Ameriacn Indian Movement, the Left, unions, Black politics, Peoples Temple, Nicaraguan revolution, Sandinistas and more
Harry HayFrom his early visits in the 1930s, the 1934 Big Strike, the founding of the Mattachine Society, and the evolution of gay identity
Interviewed while driving through the Fillmore, Potrero Hill, Mission Bay, and more in 1997
In these clips Mat Callahan describes the San Francisco he grew up in during the 1960s and 1970s, his political evolution, his life as a cabbie and longshoreman, and his musical and political career.