Hogan's Alley

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  • Hogan's Alley

  • Artist: Cornelia Wyngaarden
  • Artist: Andrea Fatona
  • Year: 1994
  • Duration: 32:00
  • Country: Canada
  • This video documents the previously unrecorded history of Vancouver's Black community, specifically Hogan's Alley, between 1930 and the late 1960s. The tape examines the lives of three Black women.
    Thelma Gibson is an African-Caribbean dance teacher who recalls the era with nostalgia. Pearl Brown is a well known local jazz singer who speaks about working in the chicken houses flanking Hogan's Alley. Leah Curtis is a lesbian in her mid-forties, whose history as an abused child is interconnected with her experience as a child worker in the gambling houses of Papa White.
    The videotape investigates the identities of these women, as well as the identities of a disappeared community.

  • Accession #: 1933
  • Distribution Status: Special
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