African Americans in Los Angeles


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  • Students are introduced to photographer and journalist, Richard Cross, who photographed the Central American conflicts in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and who died in Honduras in 1983 covering the Contra war.
  • Students review a listing of relevant events and conditions that led to these conflicts.
  • Students are guided in formulating a series of compelling questions.
  • Students tap into their personal experiences, background knowledge, and current events to raise awareness about the current Central American population and experience in the U.S., exploring why 36+ year old photographs and history are relevant today.

Volume One

African Americans at Work in Post

Volume Two

Race, Housing, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Volume Three

The Struggle to Desegregate Los Angeles Schools

Volume Three

The Intentional Civility of Mayor Tom Bradley

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