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    Protest to improve safety for schoolchildren, Los Angeles, 1966. Pictured are Leon Washington (front left) and Marnesba Tillmon Tackett (far right). Tackett, a civil rights activist, worked to desegregate Los Angeles public schools. Harry Adams Collection. Institute for Arts and Media Photographs.

    Los Angeles, 1966

    Poster from Culture Clash's "The Mission" at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Ric Salinas Culture Clash Collection.

    Thank-you card from Diana, a Santa Isabel Elementary School student, to the Mothers of East Los Angeles for a donation of books. Juana Beatriz Gutiérrez Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA) Collection. Latino Archives.

    John Steven and Ida Lubrecht McGroarty, circa 1915. John Steven McGroarty was Poet Laureate of the State of California 1933-1934, and represented Los Angeles in the US House of Representatives from 1935 to 1939. He authored the Mission Play, which romanticized McGroarty's former home in the Verdugo Hills. The McGroarty's Tujunga home now houses the McGroarty Arts Center, part of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    On September 26, 1940, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit Communists and members of the German-American Bund and other organizations from working on national-defense contracts. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.

    This is an official FBI "WANTED" poster from 1942. The potential criminal being sought is Rheinhold Rudolf Barth, who is described as a "trained Nazi saboteur." Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.

    Los Angeles County Deed of Title for Lot 5 in Block 81 of the Rancho Providencia and Scott Tract, once owned by Dr. David Burbank, to John D. Radcliff. The certificate was issued by the Title Insurace and Trust Co. of Los Angeles on October 12, 1899. Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    The West Coast Magazine "Official Fiesta Programme" April-May 1907. The bi-monthly magazine, of which John Steven McGroarty was editor from 1906 to 1914, was published in Los Angeles by Grafton Company Publishers. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

    Letter from Cesar Chavez to Julian Nava, May 11, 1971. Nava and Chavez worked together throughout their careers. In 1967, Chavez, then president of the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers), assisted Nava in his candidacy for the Los Angeles Board of Education. In this letter, Chavez thanks Nava for writing a letter to Congressman Barry Morris Goldwater, Jr., the son of Senator Barry Goldwater. Julian Nava Collection. Latino Cultural Heritage Digital Archives.

    You can't do businiess with Hitler. This book was written by Rhodes Scholar Douglas Phillips Miller, featuring cover art by James Montgomery Flagg. Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles Collection.

    Weighing Our State's Water Development on the Scale of Common Sense, ca. 1958. A graphic repesentation of water waste and state budget allocations vs. water need for Southern California. Feather River Project Association Collection. Water Works - Documenting Water History in Los Angeles.

    REPIN: "Clara Mae Luper was one of the early leaders of the civil rights movement in Oklahoma in the 50s. She was arrested 26 times for her civil rights activities. She led sit-ins to end segregation all over Ok. She was a candidate for the US Senate in 1972, and developed Black Voices Magazine in the the late 70s."

    Florynce Kennedy, civil rights lawyer, feminist, political activist, eccentric, New York, August 1, 1969; Photograph by Richard Avedon. In the 1970s Kennedy traveled the lecture circuit with writer Gloria Steinem. If a man asked the pair if they were lesbians — a stereotype of feminists at the time — Flo would quote TiGrace Atkinson and answer, "Are you my alternative?" In 1974, People magazine wrote that she was "The biggest, loudest and, indisputably, the rudest mouth on the battleground."

    Emory Douglas, poster from The Black Panther, August 23, 1972,  offset lithograph, Collection of the Center for Study of Political Graphics,  Los Angeles, © Emory Douglas

    'Stand up for your rights..."

    Stand up for your rights!!

    Control The Public Mind

    Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver, in front of a Huey Newton poster

    Wanted poster for Angela Davis, 1970Angela Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, scholar, and author. Davis emerged as a nationally prominent activist in the 1960s, when she was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Black Panther Party. Prisoner rights have been among her continuing interests; she is the founder of “Critical Resistance”, an organization working to abolish what she views as the prison-industrial complex. She is a retired professor

    #MikeBrown Over 90 vigils and protests called to protest the recent killing of youth of color and with the #Ferguson rebellion