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Zoot Suit Riots 75th Anniversary June 3 to 10, 1943

From June 3 to June 10, 1943, servicemen stationed at the Chavez Ravine naval station near today’s L.A. State Historic Park beat up young men wearing Zoot Suits throughout Los Angeles. The sailors brutalized their victims and left them lying […]

Biddy Mason Born into Slavery 200th Anniversary Forgotten L.A. . . .

  A woman born a slave in Mississippi in 1818, Biddy Mason walked behind her owner’s wagon, first to Utah then to Los Angeles. A federal judge freed her in 1856, before the US Supreme Court held slaves were not […]

Zoot Suit Riots 75th Anniversary June 3 to 10, 1943 Culture, History and Latino Theater

From June 3 to June 10, 1943, servicemen stationed at the Chavez Ravine naval station randomly beat up young Mexican American and Black men throughout Los Angeles. The sailors brutalized their victims and left them lying in the streets; police […]

Colonel Allensworth Anniversary October 11-12, 2012

Ms. Alice C. Royal, shown above, was born at Allensworth in 1923. She is the author of the book Allensworth, The Freedom Colony.  Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park commemorates Colonel Allen Allensworth and the only California town to be founded, […]

Exhibition The Legacy Of The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company: More Than A Business through March 3, 2013

From the California African American Museum website: On July 23, 1925, under the leadership of William Nickerson, Jr., Norman O. Houston and George Beavers, Jr., Golden State Guarantee Fund Insurance Company began in a one room office at 1412 Central […]

Unveiling of Siqueiros Mural América Tropical

Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros began the mural era in Los Angeles in 1932 with his painting of América Tropical on the south façade of the second story of the Italian Hall in El Pueblo. The mural depicts a native […]

L.A.’s Oldest Building?

The Sanchez Adobe in the Baldwin Hills, said to be the oldest building in Los Angeles. The Sanchez Ranch is an official cultural and historic monument. Native Americans lived in the area for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence indicates a […]

New Chinatown

New Chinatown on the site of Old Sonoratown Visit the Heritage Parkscape online and on flickr. Learn more about Monuments: Diversity, Democracy and Freedom. […]

Biddy Mason Park

Born a slave in Mississippi in 1818, Biddy Mason walked behind her owner’s wagon, first to Utah then to Los Angeles. A federal judge freed her in 1856, before the United States Supreme Court held that slaves were not people […]

The Year in Pictures 2011

Click on the text or images for more information. Save Watts Towers! LACMA New York Times Why Didn’t They Just Stop? Public Outcry Stops Excavation at El Pueblo Campo Santo Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Green Access and Equity for Orange […]