A Place to Belong: Hogan's Alley (Episode 4)
CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains reference to specific instances of anti-Black racism and violence.
In the late 1960s, Hogan’s Alley was the only area in Vancouver with a largely Black population, mainly because of the housing discrimination pervasive in the city. In this episode, Randy and Bertha Clark share their memories of a tightknit community brought to the ground by city planning, and explain how historic Black communities are still fighting to be remembered.
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This episode was co-written by Melissa Fundira and Historica Canada.
It was produced by Historica Canada. Production support by Michael Fiore and Edit Audio. Post-production by Edit Audio.
Thank you to our interviewees Bertha and Randy Clark, and consultant Stephanie Allen, founding board member of the Hogan’s Alley Society.
Clips of Thelma Gibson-Towns from the 1994 documentary Hogan’s Alley by Cornelia Wyngaarden and Andrea Fatona provided by Video Out Distribution.
Fact-checking by Amy van den Berg.
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.