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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.
Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast - Jul 11, 2020
(above) 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
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