Virtual Tour of Black Los Angeles

April 17, 2021

April 17, 2021

9:00 AM To 11:00 AM

11am Central Time / 12 Noon Eastern Time

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-authors-club-inc-virtual-black-history-tour-of-los-angeles-tickets-150680985885

Free

Event Description

Our Authors Study Club, Inc. (OASC) welcomes you to its Virtual Black History Tour of Los Angeles. This year’s tour will present sites integral to the culture, history, and contributions of African Americans in and around the City of Angels.

You will have a closer look into Biddy Mason and her Memorial Wall; the families and businesses that occupied LA’s historic Sugar Hill; The Island; the life and sites of Historic Central Avenue; the artistry of Leimert Park; Watts and Compton; and other sites and surrounding communities relevant to the African American experience and diversity in the greater Los Angeles Area.

Some like, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument where the Founders Plaque acknowledges that 26 of the 44 pobladores (founding settlers) were of African descent, are well known.

However, the tour will provide information and/or images that may be unknown to many and can’t be seen on a bus.

Ride the ZOOM with us for 90 minutes of Black history, empowerment, and pride revealed in our past and present contributions to the greater Los Angeles Area.

Use this link on Saturday April 17 at 9am Pacific Time:

Meeting ID: 810 2082 2937
Passcode: 666827

Our Authors Study Club has conducted Black historic bus tours since the 1970s.  Our Authors Study Club, Inc. was founded in Los Angeles on February 14, 1945 by a group of postal employees under the leadership of Vassie Davis Wright. This year we celebrate our 76th year of collecting, preserving, interpreting, sharing, and celebrating African American history, literature, and cultural achievements.

Join in with your friends and family for an exciting virtual tour of the African American presence in Los Angeles that continues to contribute to the growth and dynamism of California.

 

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