Professor Mabalon Discusses Segregation and San Francisco's Filipino Community

Monday, August 28, 2017
THE INQUIRER (THE PHILIPPINES) -- “It was because of segregation that we really couldn’t live anywhere else,” Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, historian and professor of history at San Francisco State University, said. “The South of Market, the Fillmore, the Excelsior, the Mission is where Filipinos lived.” The opening of Undiscovered SF is a landmark moment in Filipino American history. “There’s certain historical moments in our community that we look back to as touchstone moments,” Mabalon said. “This is one of those moments, when people will look back and say, ‘remember that time we we’re all together at the Mint when the night market started.’”