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How the Civil Rights Movement Shaped Latino Urbanism in East L.A.

How the Civil Rights Movement Shaped Latino Urbanism in East L.A.

The Latino quest for cultural identity parallels the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which has its genesis in protests -- many of which we ...
Sixty Years Since Brown v Board of Education

Sixty Years Since Brown v Board of Education

Brown v Board and the Civil Rights Movement had an impact on transforming the nation, and the lives of everyday people like me.
Fighting for Leisure: African Americans, Beaches, and Civil Rights in Early 20th Century L.A.

Fighting for Leisure: African Americans, Beaches, and Civil Rights in Early 20th Century L.A.

Bruce's Beach and the Inkwell served as sites of leisure, agency, community, and controversy, and demonstrate the complex racial history of the Golden State.
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 ...
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