Andrea Thabet | KCET
Andrea Thabet is an independent scholar specializing in Los Angeles, urban, and public history, with a focus on urban renewal policy and cultural policy in the United States. Thabet has worked as a curatorial assistant at the Skirball Cultural Center and Museum in Los Angeles as well as at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. She taught an upper division course on the Civil Rights movement in 2015, and has consulted for a number of historic preservation projects. Currently, Thabet serves as co-coordinator for the L.A. History & Metro Studies Group, based at the Huntington Library. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in U.S. History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in history with an Art History minor from Loyola Marymount University. Her published works on Los Angeles and urban history have appeared in both academic and popular journals, in both print and digital formats. She has presented her research at a number of academic conferences and public events.
Post date: 2016-12-05T17:34:37-08:00
In 1965, a proposed convention threatened to change the character of L.A.'s Elysian Park – until a group of activists, led by retired journalist Grace Simons, rallied to defeat the plan.