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LA Made: Black Angeleno Trailblazer Families

  • Los Angeles Central Library 630 West 5th Street Los Angeles, CA, 90071 United States (map)

Join us for a fascinating panel discussion about the cultural and civic impact of African-American residents on the history of Los Angeles. Sherwin “Keith” Rice--historian and archivist at the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center located at California State University, Northridge--will provide the historical context for the panel discussion, which will be moderated by Tyree Boyd-Pates, curator at the California African American Museum.

The impetus for this program was Los Angeles Public Library's recent digitization of The Liberator, one of L.A.’s early African-American newspapers, owned and edited by Jefferson Edmonds. His descendent, Arianne Edmonds, will participate in the discussion, along with Tina Watkins-Quaye, whose grandfather Ted Watkins founded the Watts Labor Community Action Committee. With special guest Jackie Broxton, Executive Director of the Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation

A related exhibition, The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914, will be on display at the California African American Museum from March 20-September 8, 2019.