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Complaints about African American Beach Resort (1912)

This newspaper article was published in the Los Angeles Times on June 27, 1912 after white landowners began harassing guests at Bruce’s Beach, an African American beach resort. Bruce's Beach originated when Mrs. Willa Bruce's purchased of a lot of [...]

Farm Workers Warn About Dangers of Pesticides (1969)

In the mid-1960s, a group of mostly Filipino farm workers created the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and organized a labor strike against grape growers in Delano, California. After the AWOC joined together with the National Farmworkers [...]

Farm Workers Suggest Alternatives to Lettuce (1971)

In 1970, the United Farm Workers (UFW) launched the Salad Bowl Strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history. For many months, farm workers refused to work, picketed, and organized boycotts. Their action caused lettuce shipments to halt [...]

Activists Invited to ACT UP LA Meeting

On October 11, 1987, about 200,000 people participated in the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Protestors criticized the inadequate response of President Ronald Reagan’s administration to the AIDS crisis and called for [...]

BAAITS 4th Annual Two-Spirit Powwow

The Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) organization aims to support Two-Spirit people and call attention to their presence in Indigenous communities, past and present. By organizing cultural and political events, BAAITS demonstrates the [...]


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