50 years ago, young men and women put flowers in their hair and headed to San Francisco for the Summer of Love. San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury (Arcadia Press) by local author Katherine Powell Cohen, Ph.D., chronicles this and other events in the history of San Francisco’s grooviest neighborhood. Cohen compiled vintage images and stories from individual sources, public collections, and from interviews she has conducted as a columnist for the Haight Ashbury Beat newspaper. The author will appear at our event and read from and discuss her book. A book signing follows. Free admission and free refreshments. A Word Week 2017 event: https://www.facebook.com/events/376833466034270/.
Katherine Powell Cohen, Ph.D., is an English professor at San Francisco State and Golden Gate Universities and has lived in the Haight-Ashbury for over 20 years. She is the author of several other books of local history.