In January of 1980, Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. becomes the first African American Speaker in a state legislature when he is selected for the post in the California Assembly. Brown holds the Speakership until 1995 when he is elected Mayor of San Francisco.
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Celebrated the legacy of #MartinLutherKingJr at @caaminla today.❤️Our first time at the museum...and it was beautiful (a Must-Do in L.A.). .
They put an amazing celebration filled with art & crafts, culture, and community —-> a great way to teach the next generation about diversity, equality, and peace.✌🏽#HappyMLKDay
Today we honor a Man whose dream set the foundation and principles for our shared vision. A vision for a better world, together, in the spirit of unity and truth. We thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLK50
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We remember the enduring values he taught us through his example: courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility, and service. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit.
Join us today in celebrating the life of Dr. King at our Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration beginning at 10am.
Join us tomorrow starting at 10am for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. CAAM is the place to be in LA on MLK Day! Enjoy a free day of vibrant activities for all ages. Bring the kids for art making, enjoy food and music on the patio, visit acclaimed exhibitions, hear a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches, a panel on women of the Civil Rights Movement, a staged reading of The Mountaintop, and more! Tunes by @djfrancescaharding. Food by @grilledfraiche @peachessmokehouse @postcardscas Enjoy these pictures of our MLK celebration last year!
Beautiful morning to work at the California African American Museum. I love this place. I wake up every weekend looking forward to being here with great co-workers. Huge shout out to @fotogf8 @alexandriadouziech @jennyanne.15 @msanova @sybilmcmiller @rach.cakes and any Museum guide I did not mention, whose company, conversations, warm personality, and dedication to represent CAAM to the fullest I hold dear in my heart You guys will always have a special place in my heart. Also, huge shout out to @naimajoy and @caamchelo for their hard work and dedication in public programming and exposing the greater public to CAAM through the exhibits and events. Huge shout out to @tbrim_nonstoparts for the positive vibes he bring to the workplace as well as his dedication to making the CAAM experience a memorable one for all patrons.#caaminla#blackhistory365#blackart365#blackculture#californiasoul#blackinla#expositionpark#workfamily
Artist Samella Lewis is renowned for her contributions to African American art and art history. Born in 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lewis' heritage led her to view art as an essential expression of the community and its struggles. Later in her career, Lewis helped to found the Museum of African American Art in Los Angeles in 1976 and established the scholarly journal International Review of African-American Art that same year. The journal went on to become one of the leading forum for educating scholars and others about the many contributions African Americans have made to the visual arts.
Lewis’ work is currently on display in 'We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85,' until January 14th. Please join us on this date for the exhibition's closing symposium that engages artists in conversation about the social, political, and aesthetic environments that defined this era in the contemporary realm.
Tomorrow evening come to CAAM for When They Call You a Terrorist: A Conversation between @ashabandele713 and @osopepatrisse from 7-9pm.
Join us for a talk and book signing with asha bandele, author and former senior editor at Essence, and artist, organizer and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Khan-Cullors, on their new book, "When They Call You a Terrorist." The book takes an intimate look at Khan-Cullors’s time growing up in Van Nuys, California, weaving her experiences into the larger picture of how predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods are under constant systemic attack. Moderated by Melina Abdullah, professor and chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, this program launches their national tour, and is presented in conjunction with @esowonbooks.
On this date in 1867, Congress passes the Territorial Suffrage Act which prohibited territorial governments from discriminating in civil and political rights, including voting, based on race or color. This bill allowed African Americans in the western territories to vote. The act immediately enfranchizes about 800 black male voters in those territories.
The First Vote, November 1867
Alfred R. Waud
Library of Congress
Join us this Monday, Jan. 15th, starting at 10am for our Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. CAAM is the place to be in LA on MLK Day! Enjoy a free day of vibrant activities for all ages. Bring the kids for art making, enjoy food and music on the patio, visit acclaimed exhibitions, hear a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches, and more! (Thanks to video narrator @tyreebp 😁.)