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Free Lo(t)s Angeles!

Free Lo(t)s Angeles!

Dilapidated buildings and vacant lots typically bring up perceptions of urban blight; this does not have to be the case, however.
Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, and Environmental Justice

Martin Luther King, Civil Rights, and Environmental Justice

This year, 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the President's Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice and health, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and ...
Diamonds Separated by Oceans: Baseball, Japanese Americans, and Southern California's Pacific Rim

Diamonds Separated by Oceans: Baseball, Japanese Americans, and Southern California's Pacific Rim

For Japanese Americans, baseball played a critical role in shaping an ethnic identity and promoting civil rights.
The Center Can Hold: Leimert Park and Black Los Angeles

The Center Can Hold: Leimert Park and Black Los Angeles

Nurtured by three generations of African Americans with a shared vision of economic self-empowerment, the patronage of black businesses, the cultivation of black arts, and the main ...
Native American Values, Health, and Green Access in Southern California

Native American Values, Health, and Green Access in Southern California

Native Americans do not enjoy equal access to green space, parks, and recreation.
Courting Division: How Three Southern California Court Cases Bolstered and Hindered Multiracial Civil Rights Movements

Courting Division: How Three Southern California Court Cases Bolstered and Hindered Multiracial Civil Rights Movements

Southern California's landscape provided the setting for three critical court cases that reveal the ability of the law to cleave efforts toward equal rights.