In the spring of 1942, the City of Los Angeles experienced a population exodus triggered by a presidential executive order. Images in the Los Angeles Public Library's Herald Examiner Collection and Shades of L.A.
"It happened in New York, April 10th, nineteen years ago. Even my hand balks at the date. I had to push to write it down, just to keep the pen moving on the paper.
“Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree.”
—Trees by Joyce Kilmer
The best way to celebrate the National Park System in America is to stand on the hallowed ground of any one of them and just look around. They never fail to fill you with wonder and genuine pride in the treasures that exist in this country.
On April 16, 1947, Lew Alcindor was born; he would later change his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest players basketball has ever known; since his retirement, he has focused much of his time on writing.