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Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Ellen Ochoa

As the first Hispanic woman in the world to fly into space, her influence can be felt far beyond the galaxies.


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Happy Birthday, Mr. Charles Lummis

Happy Birthday, Mr. Charles Lummis

How would Charles Lummis celebrate his birthday in contemporary L.A.?
Azusa Street to Bronzeville: The Black History of Little Tokyo

Azusa Street to Bronzeville: The Black History of Little Tokyo

We explore an unlikely but important area to the growth of black identity in Los Angeles - a 66-square-block area known as Little Tokyo.
Krump Dancers Reimagine Public Space

Krump Dancers Reimagine Public Space

Every wednesday night a vacant grocery store parking lot in North Hollywood is transformed into a space for krumping, a highly expressive form of street dance born out of South Los ...
A Southern California Dream Deferred: Racial Covenants in Los Angeles

A Southern California Dream Deferred: Racial Covenants in Los Angeles

Black migrants with blue-collar jobs and middle-class American dreams found their ambitions blocked by racially restrictive covenants in all-white suburbs until the 1950s.
Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Ben Caldwell

Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Ben Caldwell

Today we celebrate media artist and filmmaker Ben Caldwell for the "Iconic Angelenos in Black History" series.
Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Paul Williams

Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Paul Williams

Today we review the life of architect Paul Williams for the "Iconic Angelenos in Black History" series.
An Intimate Look at Ansel Adams' Los Angeles

An Intimate Look at Ansel Adams' Los Angeles

A new gallery exhibit showcases selections from Los Angeles Public Library's collection of rarely seen Ansel Adams photos.
Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Ava Duvernay

Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Ava Duvernay

Today we celebrate filmmaker Ava Duvernay for the "Iconic Angelenos in Black History" series.
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