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Charlotta Bass, Security Pacific National Collection
Nicholas Beyelia, February 26, 2021

Charlotta Bass, a name well known in Los Angeles history circles, has surfaced recently on a national front thanks in part to the ascension of Senator Kamala Harris to the position of Vice President of the United States.


George Walker on his album George Walker: Great American Concert Music
Alan Westby, February 25, 2021

George Walker was one of America's most honored composers, having had his works performed by every major orchestra in the country, and was the first African-American composer to win a Pulitzer Prize for music.


Panteha Abareshi
Hilda Guerrero, February 23, 2021

Panteha Abareshi is an L.A. based artist whose work hones in on chronic illness and disability. Abareshi lives in a body that coexists with sickle cell zero beta thalassemia and their performance-based work reflects the complexities that come with experiencing a body with chronic illness.


4 award winning books from African American authors

February is African American Heritage Month and we are celebrating with book recommendations from the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department collection throughout the month. Titles in this two-part series may be just published or returned to the spotlight during this special month.


4 award winning books from African American authors

February is African American Heritage Month and we are celebrating with book recommendations from the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department collection throughout the month.


Collage of picture books celebrating the inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mara Alpert, February 08, 2021

There are plenty of biographies about Martin Luther King, Jr. written for children, and more are published every year. But sometimes parents, caregivers, and teachers might want to focus less on dates and places, and more on the inspiration Dr.


Collage of books adapted to films
Elizabeth Graney, February 08, 2021

Celebrated nationwide every February, African American History Month looks to honor African American heritage, history, culture and identity.


Kevin Young and his book African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song alongside Langston Hughes
Daniel Tures, February 01, 2021

African American History Month begins today; on February 1 we also celebrate the birthday of Langston Hughes, one of the most powerful voices in American poetry.


Members of the Junior NAACP, 1923, Shades of L.A. Collection

On this first day of African American Heritage Month, we reflect on the African American community of early Los Angeles.


Close-up of color-coding legend of Los Angeles neighborhoods
Steven Kilgore, June 22, 2020

“Today I sketched the preliminary plans for a large country house which will be erected in one of the most beautiful residential districts in the world... Sometimes I have dreamed of living there. I could afford such a home.


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