February 14, 2013

Hogan's Alley: A Place That Matters – Feb 24

From the Vancouver Heritage Foundation:
We invite you to join us in celebrating VHF’s Places that Matter’s plaque #50 to commemorate the history of Hogan’s Alley and Vancouver’s original black community – presented in partnership with Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project (HAMP) and during Black History month and BC Heritage Week.
“Hogan’s Alley was part of the ethnically diverse East End, centred between Prior and Union and Main and Jackson. It was home to much of Vancouver’s Black community and included businesses such as Vie’s Chicken and Steak House on Union and the Pullman Porters’ Club on Main. The neighbourhood was a popular cultural hub before mid-twentieth century urban renewal schemes and the Georgia Viaduct Replacement Project demolished many of its buildings.”
DATE & TIME: Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 2-3:30pm
PLACE: 2pm at Hogan’s Alley Cafe at Gore and Union Sts for speeches and history sharing. Followed by a procession down Union Street to the plaque nearby which will be installed on the side of Omni V6A across from the Jimi Hendrix Shrine. Join us for stories, poetry, music, and history from this vibrant community before its dispersal in the 1960s. Please note, space is tight.
For more information about Places That Matter, please see our NEW webpage for more details!

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