The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AND via Zoom.
COME MEET THE AUTHOR!
Wicked Sacramento, the latest book by historian William Burg, is a crime story. In the first half of the 20th century, Sacramento's civic leaders went to enormous lengths to eliminate wickedness from its waterfront neighborhood, known as "the lower part of town," "the tenderloin," and later "the West End." This neighborhood included buildings dating back to the Gold Rush and a diverse, multiracial population. A social movement called the Progressives lead this effort, but concealed within their social reform agenda was a crime of its own: racism.
Burg's presentation will focus on three individuals, all well-known in Sacramento during their lifetimes, who coincidentially share the author's home state of Illinois: Cherry de Saint Maurice, Grant Cross, and Ancil Hoffman.
Wicked Sacramento includes stories of these three Sacramentans, and many others, from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Their lives intersected with the West End, a Sacramento neighborhood that no longer exists after repeated campaigns demanding its removal.
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Registration will open one month prior to the event
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Relief Society Room
(enter through the Sacramento FamilySearch Library entrance)
2745 Eastern Ave., Sacramento, CA