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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.


Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building
Kelly Wallace, February 22, 2018

In 1920s Los Angeles, insurance companies considered black Americans to be either uninsurable or extremely high risk. As a result, black people were routinely denied coverage or charged exorbitant premiums.


Black and white photo of Malcolm X from the side, standing at a meeting.
Christina Rice, January 30, 2015

Activist Malcolm X appears at a meeting at 2nd Baptist Church, [1962]. Herald Examiner Collection


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