Taylor, Barbara: Moscone's unfortunate legacy


Barbara Taylor


Barbara Taylor: Well, of course, people will always remember him for the way for the way he died and I think that that's very unfortunate. I do think that he tried to be a mayor for all the people, which I don't think previous mayors necessarily had done. That he was the first mayor of who extensively reached out to all the communities in the city. He truly cared about diversity, he truly cared about how about bringing in minorities who had not been a part of city government previously, or if they had it been a very, very token way. And I think he was the first mayor of San Francisco that you could say he represented all elements of the community, you know, not just the ones that had traditionally been in power.


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The Moscone oral history interviews are part of the George Moscone Collection, MSS 328.

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections and Archives, University of the Pacific Library

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