Eight Themes Offered

Salt Lake West Side Stories: Post ThreeBy Brad Westwood Historical themes allow us to understand the past by drawing connections to larger events and historical contexts.  Braided together in this serial history are eight reccurring themes. We define them here. One theme that is evident throughout the series is “homeland.” Throughout Utah’s history, many people have considered the Salt Lake …

African Americans and Salt Lake City’s West Side: Part Two

Salt Lake West Side Stories: Post Twenty-fiveBy Brad Westwood and Cassandra Clark Above photo was taken by Ray King, Salt Lake Tribune photographer, in 1944 at Salt Lake City’s segregated USO Club for African Americans. African Americans contributed to Utah’s religious, social, and cultural heritage. Despite the severe obstacles they faced, African Americans living in the West Side established churches, …