In 1958 the Vancouver City Council approved a “redevelopment plan” that called for the demolition of nearly all of Strathcona, including Hogan’s Alley. By 1967, more than a dozen blocks, including the western section of Hogan’s Alley, had been leveled for the new viaduct. The centre of Strathcona’s Black neighbourhood and parts of Chinatown were effectively destroyed.
Some years later, the Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) was formed. It advocates for Black Vancouverites “who have endured the legacies of urban renewal and their erasure from the official historical narrative.”
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