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Leimert Park: At the Crossroads of Change

Leimert Park: At the Crossroads of Change

The closing of a longstanding gathering place for the black community marks a bittersweet new beginning for Leimert Park.
Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

Growing Up Japanese American in Crenshaw and Leimert Park

For close observers, signs of a Japanese American presence are visible throughout the Crenshaw district.
Leimert Park, Take II: 1992

Leimert Park, Take II: 1992

For the last twenty years, the scene in Leimert Park Village has been a contradiction that embodies the general state of black people in Los Angeles.
Diving into Integration: Sammy Lee, Historical Memory, and the Complexity of Housing Segregation in Cold War California

Diving into Integration: Sammy Lee, Historical Memory, and the Complexity of Housing Segregation in Cold War California

Even with the clearest of minds, personal and historical memory ebb and flow. Recollections of our own past and that of the society around us often become shaped by current circums ...
Crenshaw Boulevard: Cruising Through the Decades

Crenshaw Boulevard: Cruising Through the Decades

Crenshaw Boulevard, the 'Shaw', the Crenshow -- though it may lack the global appeal of its Hollywood cousins, the iconic thoroughfare is best known to many Angelenos as the cultur ...
Save the World Stage; Field Notes for Fall

Save the World Stage; Field Notes for Fall

This week L.A. Letters salutes Leimert Park's the World Stage, reinforces its importance, and draws the connection between other community arts organizations like Tuesday Night Caf ...
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