L.A.'s Racial Uprisings
Town Hall Los Angeles
Inspired by Gandhi, Bayard Rustin transforms the civil rights movement and mobilizes support to welcome Southeast Asian refugees.
Grace Lee Boggs and James Boggs emerged in Detroit to lay the foundations for one of the most important movements for racial justice in the 20th century.
In the 1950s Sugar Pie DeSanto and Etta James grew up in a racially mixed neighborhood of San Francisco, where they created musical friendships that changed the direction of R&B.
In the late '60s, civil rights leaders and Japanese Americans joined forces to repeal the Emergency Detention Act, a law that could have rounded up Black activists in concentration camps.