Photograph from the Daily Sundial, campus newspaper of the San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN), of the contestants in the 1969 "Miss Black and Beautiful Competition" part of the festivities for Malcolm X week. "Pictured are (left to right) front row Louise Mayhand, Treva Pruitt, back row, Yvovene Brooks, Marita Peete, Lynda Nichols and Barbara Holmes." CSUN University Digital Archives.
U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey speaks before the assembled crowd at San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) in September 1966. Anti-war sentiment was growing toward the Johnson administration at this time, so there were a number of anti-Vietnam War protesters in the crowd. Also visible are sign-wielding supporters of then-California governor Pat Brown. Brown was defeated just a few months later for what would have been his third term. CSUN University Digital Archives.
Jackson State Killings. (Not just Kent State) On May 14, 1970, local and state police opened fire on a group of students at the predominantly black Jackson State College in Mississippi. In a twenty-eight-second barrage of gunfire, police fired hundreds of rounds into the crowd. Two were killed and a dozen injured. The police fired more than 140 shots at the dorm.
Map from the San Fernando Land and Water Company, advertising 20,000 acres of land for sale in the San Fernando Valley, circa 1880s. The land was sold at $150 an acre. The former owner of the land was California State Senator Charles Maclay who donated $150,000 to endow the College of Theology of the University of Southern California. MultiCultural Music and Art Foundation of Northridge. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.