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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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Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Octavia E. Butler

Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Octavia E. Butler

Today we review the life of science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler for the "Iconic Angelenos in Black History" series.
The Great Migration: Creating a New Black Identity in Los Angeles

The Great Migration: Creating a New Black Identity in Los Angeles

The Second Great Migration of the 1940s brought an influx of Black migrants to Los Angeles, shifting the identities of neighborhoods throughout the city.
Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Eric Dolphy

Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Eric Dolphy

Today we review the life of jazz musician Eric Dolphy for the "Iconic Angelenos in Black History" series.
Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Florence Griffith-Joyner

Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Florence Griffith-Joyner

Today we review the life of track and field Florence Griffith-Joyner for the "Iconic Angelenos in Black History" series.
Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Etta James

Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Etta James

Today we review the life of singer Etta James for the "Iconic Angelenos in Black History" series.
Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Jackie Robinson

Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Jackie Robinson

Today we review the life of Jackie Robinson, the first African American Major League Baseball player, for the "Iconic Angelenos in Black History" series.
Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Thomas Bradley

Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Thomas Bradley

Today we review the life of Thomas Bradley, who served five terms as the mayor of Los Angeles from 1973 to 1993, for the "Iconic Angelenos in Black History" series.
A Celebration of Iconic Angelenos in Black History

A Celebration of Iconic Angelenos in Black History

In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate Black Angelenos who have influenced culture, social justice, and progress in Los Angeles and, in some instances, the nation.
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