How did, Jefferson Lewis Edmonds, a former slave come to found a newspaper, advocate for improved social and economic conditions, document the growing African American population in Los Angeles, and report on injustices locally and nationally? Presented in conjunction with The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914, join Arianne Edmonds, Founder of the J.L. Edmonds Project and exhibition co-curator, for a discussion with educators from Facing History and Ourselves. Edmonds shares her family’s perseverance, how she discovered this story and its impact on Los Angeles, and how this history can be brought to Southern California classrooms.
Presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, a nonprofit educational organization.