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Film Screening: "Hollywood Shuffle"

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Robert Townsend dressed as Superman from Hollywood Shuffle

Black History Month

Q&A with Special Guest Robert Townsend

Registration Required. Space is limited so get your tickets early!

Hollywood Shuffle is the story of an actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood. To register for this event please, Read more


Hallowed Grounds: Black Art, Social Justice and Fashion Exhibit

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, April 29, 2016 - 5:00pm

Woman wearing vintage 1970's hat

Black History Month

Opening Reception: February 10, 2016, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

In celebration of Black History Month, the Hallowed Grounds Exhibit takes you on a unique journey into the Black experience, honoring the history and contemporary contributions of people of Black descent, whose experience is deeply embedded in the narrative of the American past, present and future. Read more

Forgotten Founders: The Hidden African Ancestry of LA

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:00am to Monday, February 29, 2016 - 3:00pm

Biddy Mason

This collaborative exhibit will trace the role of individuals of African descent in the founding of Los Angeles. While emphasizing the diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds of the forty-four pobladores who founded the pueblo on the edge of the Los Angeles River in 1781, the exhibit will also trace the connections between this specific event and the broader history of communities of African descent in Mexico and the American West. Read more

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