In a city as a diverse as Los Angeles, there is one thing we almost all have in common - traffic. While stuck at intersections or on freeways, pondering the heritage of our fair city is probably not on the forefront of everyone's minds.
As we look towards the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Brazil this summer and possibly a Los Angeles-hosted Olympics in 2024, it's hard to not look back at the 1984 Summer Games which was one of the city's crowning achievements. During two weeks in late July/e
The influence of Latino heritage and culture has long been prevalent in the city of Los Angeles. This includes a history of activism relating to causes at the local, state, national, and international levels.
As a mainstream news outlet in the 20th Century, it's probably not surprising that the Los Angeles Herald Express (later Herald Examiner) newspaper gave little coverage to the LGBT community.
Activist Malcolm X appears as a spectator during a 1964 court trial in Los Angeles. (Herald Examiner Collection)
Over at the LAPL Photo Collection, we were full steam ahead as always in 2014; processing collections, digitizing photos, acquiring new collections, mounting exhibits, coordinating programs, and assisting patrons with research and orders.