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Surfing for Freedom: Black Surfers and Reclaiming Cultural History in Los Angeles

Surfing for Freedom: Black Surfers and Reclaiming Cultural History in Los Angeles

Popular culture has long portrayed surfing as a sort of reservoir of bohemian, along with a large helping of agro-masculinity and whiteness. Yet, if one traces its origins you find ...
Vincent Valdez's The Strangest Fruit: A Bitter Crop in Texas

Vincent Valdez's The Strangest Fruit: A Bitter Crop in Texas

His most recent body of work seeks an understanding of the widespread lynching of Mexicanos in Texas between 1848 and 1928.
'I Am a Dreamer': Dreaming of Education, the L.A. River, Health, Immigration Reform -- and Soccer

'I Am a Dreamer': Dreaming of Education, the L.A. River, Health, Immigration Reform -- and Soccer

Dayana Molina received "dreamer" status under the temporary federal program for young undocumented residents. She tells us about her dream status, and her community organizing work ...
Filing the Lane, Here and Abroad: Filipino American Identity and Basketball

Filing the Lane, Here and Abroad: Filipino American Identity and Basketball

At home in the U.S. and abroad, basketball continues to occupy a central place in Filipino American lives.
Civilian Conservation Corps, Racial Segregation, and the Building of the Angeles National Forest

Civilian Conservation Corps, Racial Segregation, and the Building of the Angeles National Forest

African-Americans faced discrimination in the Civilian Conservation Corps, an agency that helped develop the infrastructure of the Angeles National Forest in the 1930s.
Masculinity, Femininity, and Asian American Basketball in 20th Century California

Masculinity, Femininity, and Asian American Basketball in 20th Century California

Asian American basketball leagues have given shape to the unique histories of each ethnic group living under the flattening designation of "Asian American."
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