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Martin Luther King and Governor Edmund G. Brown during a Freedom Rally at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
Tina Lerno, April 04, 2018

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He was 39 years old when he was shot to death at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.


College of images of First Olympic Games
Keith Chaffee, April 03, 2018

On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were opened in Athens, Greece.


Los Angeles Herald headline from July 24, 1905 reads "woman's rights volcano bursts"
Nicholas Beyelia, March 31, 2018

This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.


LA Times illustration of Los Angeles Club Women taking their concerns to Mayor McAleer.
Nicholas Beyelia, March 28, 2018

This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.


Montage of four photographs and a ticket for the opening game of the Los Angeles Dodgers, April 18, 1958.
Bob Timmermann, March 28, 2018

On April 18, 1958, Major League Baseball finally arrived in what was then the country’s third-largest city. The brand new Los Angeles Dodgers were going to play their first official home game against their fellow, exported from New York arch-rivals, the San Francisco Giants.


Stages of construction of the Eiffel Tower
Keith Chaffee, March 27, 2018

On March 31, 1889, French engineer Gustave Eiffel led a group of government officials and members of the press on the first trip to the top of the Paris tower that bears his name.


Photo of Cesar Chavez and his quote: If you want to remember me, organize!
Tina Lerno, March 25, 2018

Why are the libraries closed on Monday? The answer is Cesar Chavez Day. The holiday celebrates the birthday and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez.


Illustration of the three women heading the library. Los Angeles Herald, March 1903
Nicholas Beyelia, March 24, 2018

This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.


Mary L. Jones
Nicholas Beyelia, March 21, 2018

This blog post series looks at the history of the 1905 firing of Mary L. Jones as Los Angeles City Librarian.


Harriet Child Wadleigh
Catherine Sturgeon, March 19, 2018

Chances are if you have heard of any of the early women City Librarians of Los Angeles Public Library, you may know about Mary E.


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