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Panteha Abareshi
Hilda Guerrero, February 23, 2021

Panteha Abareshi is an L.A. based artist whose work hones in on chronic illness and disability. Abareshi lives in a body that coexists with sickle cell zero beta thalassemia and their performance-based work reflects the complexities that come with experiencing a body with chronic illness.


4 award winning books from African American authors

February is African American Heritage Month and we are celebrating with book recommendations from the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department collection throughout the month. Titles in this two-part series may be just published or returned to the spotlight during this special month.


4 award winning books from African American authors

February is African American Heritage Month and we are celebrating with book recommendations from the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department collection throughout the month.


Collage of picture books celebrating the inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mara Alpert, February 08, 2021

There are plenty of biographies about Martin Luther King Jr. written for children, and more are published every year. But sometimes parents, caregivers, and teachers might want to focus less on dates and places, and more on the inspiration Dr.


Collage of books adapted to films
Elizabeth Graney, February 08, 2021

Celebrated nationwide every February, African American History Month looks to honor African American heritage, history, culture and identity.


Kevin Young and his book African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song alongside Langston Hughes
Daniel Tures, February 01, 2021

African American History Month begins today; on February 1 we also celebrate the birthday of Langston Hughes, one of the most powerful voices in American poetry.


Members of the Junior NAACP, 1923, Shades of L.A. Collection

On this first day of African American Heritage Month, we reflect on the African American community of early Los Angeles.


Close-up of color-coding legend of Los Angeles neighborhoods
Steven Kilgore, June 22, 2020

“Today I sketched the preliminary plans for a large country house which will be erected in one of the most beautiful residential districts in the world... Sometimes I have dreamed of living there. I could afford such a home.


Freedman’s Bank
Julie Huffman, June 17, 2020

The notion of having one’s own savings account is commonplace to us modern folk. But for former slaves—many of whom had never even seen money—it was an alien concept. And, in a country that runs on capitalism, getting the hang of money management was (and is) essential to survival.


Jackie Robinson and Ruby Dee
Juliette Minton, February 26, 2020

“I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me...all I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”—Jackie Robinson


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