8 Badass Women Who Changed the Game in San Francisco History
Popping bottles in 1925 via White Flag

8 Badass Women Who Changed the Game in San Francisco History

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Here's for some major female empowerment.

Women have done some rad stuff in history; much of which has been underreported or long forgotten. We've done our homework though and found many a local female badass in our city's backstory. Take a look at some of the coolest women to leave their mark on San Francisco history.


Leola King, "the Queen of Fillmore"

via San Francisco Bay View

Leola King was one of the first women of color to own a nightclub in the Bay Area and was proprietor of:

  • A barbecue pit called Oklahoma King's at 1601 Geary
  • Blue Mirror at 935 Fillmore Street
  • Bird Cage Tavern 1505 Fillmore Street
  • Goldie's Supper Club (half completed)

Redevelopment took these and other properties owned by King. She fought back (but to no avail).

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