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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 ...
A Los Angeles Primer: Leimert Park

A Los Angeles Primer: Leimert Park

"The black Greenwich Village," "the Left Bank of early-90s underground hip-hop," and more grew from the unlikely origin of a predominantly white suburban community planned in the 1 ...
Not Bowling Alone: How the Holiday Bowl in Crenshaw Became an Integrated Leisure Space

Not Bowling Alone: How the Holiday Bowl in Crenshaw Became an Integrated Leisure Space

The bowling alley, which was demolished in 2003, served as an integrated leisure space where African, Mexican, and Asian Americans could interact.
Exploring the Metro Green Line: From Nowhere to Nowhere and All Points in Between

Exploring the Metro Green Line: From Nowhere to Nowhere and All Points in Between

Today is the 18th anniversary of the opening of the Metro Green Line. For those who are familiar, they likely know it as the rail that doesn't quite reach either the ocean or LAX.
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