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Sunday, August 18, 2013

William Burg on 'Sacramento Renaissance' - September 12th


Time Tested Books
is pleased to welcome back
William Burg
Reading & Signing his 
new book
Sacramento Renaissance

Thursday, September 12th at 7 p.m.

Touted as progress, postwar redevelopment spawned a new age in Sacramento, California. As city planners designated areas of urban blight and directed bulldozers to make way for commercial districts and pedestrian malls, the churches, jazz clubs and family homes of the West End and Japantown were upended and residents scattered. Displaced families and businesses reestablished themselves and redefined their communities around new cultural centers.


In the shadow of redevelopment, jazz musicians, funk artists and civil rights activists created a cultural renaissance.

 

 Historian William Burg weaves oral histories with previously unpublished photographs to chronicle the resurgence of Sacramento’s art, music and activism in the wake of redevelopment. Celebrate the individuals and organizations who defined an era: the beatniks and Black Panthers of Oak Park, Southside Park’s “League of Nations,” George Raya of Lavender Heights and the Royal Chicano Air Force in Alkali Flat.

 

This event is FREE and everyone is invited.

Copies of the book are available at TTB for $19.99.

 

 


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