The Bayview Project
Thousands of African Americans migrated to San Francisco’s historic Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood during the early 1940s.
They came from all over the United States, and their lives were changed when they reached the docks of the Bay. During the Second Great Migration (1940-1970) of African Americans from the South, more folks chose Bayview as their home. The neighborhood offered a sunny climate and attractive jobs in the ship building industry for people who dreamed of brighter futures for themselves — and their families.
This volume of oral histories from IKR explores a legacy of rare stories for the next generation, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of pioneering African American residents who settled in Bayview-Hunters Point.