African Americans and Salt Lake’s West Side

By Brad Westwood and Cassie Clark In light of the nationwide protests and discussions about African American equality, the upcoming blog series and website Salt Lake’s Westside Stories presents two blog posts dedicated to the history of African Americans and the Salt Lake’s West Side. This post is part of an upcoming blog series and website titled, Salt Lake West …

African Americans and Salt Lake City’s West Side, Continued

By Brad Westwood This week we offer another preview into the upcoming blog series titled, Salt Lake’s West Side Stories by continuing our study of African American communities and their contributions to the history of Salt Lake’s West Side. This post focuses specifically on African Americans in the Pioneer Park neighborhood. African Americans contributed to Utah’s religious, social, and cultural …

Salt Lake City’s LGBTQ+ Communities and the West Side

In honor of Pride Month, we present to you a brief history of LGBTQ+ communities centered around the Pioneer Park neighborhood (freeway to West Temple, North Temple to 600 South). The post is just one segment of a much longer series titled, “Salt Lake’s West Side Stories” coming out this summer. Enjoy this sneak peek. Although it had many prior …