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Creating Community in Black Los Angeles During the Great Migration

  • California African American Museum 600 State Drive, Exposition Park,600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037 Los Angeles, CA 90037 (map)
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JL Edmonds Project has partnered with CAAM to host the following programming inspired by The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900–1914, this series of conversations examines how Black Los Angeles has changed over the last century. Explore the city's history of black businesses—including real estate, service businesses, and agriculture—as well as civic engagement. Learn about historical black enclaves such as the Central Avenue, West Adams, and Crenshaw Districts, as well as Watts and Compton, from those on the forefront of preserving those histories and securing their futures.

  • July 10, explore the city's history of black business with Alison Rose Jefferson, historian and author of the forthcoming book, Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites During the Jim Crow Era.

  • July 31 discussion focuses on civic engagement with Tina Watkins-Quaye of the Watts Labor Community Action Committee.

  • August 29, hear about real estate and agriculture with Randy Savvy, executive director of Compton Junior Equestrians and managing member of Compton Cowboys, and author Robert Lee Johnson. 

Presented in partnership with CAAM’s History Council, J.L. Edmonds Project, and LA Urban League. RSVP HERE