Archive | February, 2015

Going Black in Time

16 Feb

wattstower On Friday, February 27, 2015 from 8 am to 4 pm, join the LACCD Black Faculty & Staff Association on a bus day trip to the past.  It’s the Black Heritage Tour of Los Angeles designed especially for LACCD faculty, staff, and students!

Discover the 1781 African connection to the founding of Los Angeles; travel to the Bridget “Biddy” Mason Memorial and learn the history about the first African-American—a former slave—to purchase land in Los Angeles; learn about the history of the Watts Tower; view the Mother of Humanity sculpture and tour the Civil Rights Museum; learn about the black entertainers like actress Louise Beavers, Pearl Bailey, Hattie McDaniels (first African American to win an Oscar), Earl Grant (jazz organist), and Ray Charles, of “Sugar Hill” in the 1940s; visit the historic mural in the oldest black church in Los Angeles, First AME; and more!

Leading on this journey is Tour Director, Dr. Toni-Mokjaetji Humber, professor of ethnic and women’s studies at Cal Poly Pomona and member of Our Authors Study Club, Inc., the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc., established in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson, founder of Black History Month.

The price is excellent for what you are getting — an interactive day tour of Black LA on an air conditioned, plush, chartered bus.

$5 Students | $10 for BFSA Members | $15 for Non-BFSA Members stelmos

Optional Soul Food Buffet Lunch at Dulan’s on Crenshaw for an extra $15.

RSVP with Toni Johnson at x 7111 or johnsotn@lattc.edu.  Put in the subject line “Black LA Bus Tour 2015”.  Speak to your professional development coordinator for information about flex credit for this event.  Download a flyer here:  Black History Bus Tour of LA 2015 Flyer.

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