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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 387: Mel's Drive-In: The Sit In
As you enjoy a burger and shake at Mel's Drive-In on Geary Boulevard, in those very booths nearly 60 years ago, there was a protest against Mel's owners for their discriminatory hiring processes. Learn what happened in 1963 and how it resonates today. For more images of the protest, visit https://opensfhistory.org.
- Jul 11, 2020
pictured:Mel's Drive-In, Nov 3, 1963
3355 Geary at Beaumont, Sit-in civil rights protest about acting Mayor and Mel's partner Harold Dobbs hiring practices
Today on WNP cemetery talk, we explore the history of the Masonic Cemetery on Lone Mountain, the disinterment in the 30s, and the encroachment by the University of San Francisco. (Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast Nov 29, 2019)