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African American Studies in Library Special Collections

Library Special Collections holdings on African Americans include significant collections which reveal the influence of individuals, organizations and institutions and their role in the development of Los Angeles.


  • Black Educators in Los Angeles, 1950-2000 Oral History Series documents efforts to end discrimination in the Los Angeles Unified School District including the desegregation of the city’s schools, increasing the numbers of Black teachers and administrators and advocating for more effective curricula and achievement levels