E3S14, Part 2: Reverend Arnold Townsend on San Francisco, Redevelopment, and Housing
A girly magazine might've drawn Arnold Townsend to San Francisco, but what has kept him here for more than five decades goes much, much deeper than that.
In this podcast, Reverend Arnold tells the story of moving to the city in the late-'60s. At SF State (then known as "state college"), he quickly got involved with the Black Student Union (BSU), which led him to the work that's come to define his life: housing rights.
If you missed Part 1, when Arnold shared the story of his life before San Francisco, please go back and listen.
We recorded this podcast at Arnold's office in the Fillmore in March 2020.
Photo by Jeff Hunt