TODAY -Hammer Lecture, Promises & Perils of Postwar Black L.A. – 7/8/15

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July 6 , 2015 – The Hammer Lecture series presents, The Promises and Perils of Postwar Black Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 8th at 7:30PM.  The lecture will explore how the city went from being one of the best places for African Americans to live in 1964, to having one of the worst race riots in the nation’s history just one year later.  Dr. Josh Sides, Whitsett Professor of California History at California State University, Northridge, will offer a clear-eyed and compelling look at black struggles for equality in L.A.’s neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces from the Great Depression to the present.