CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1999 |
Leading figures from American history will come alive at Crosby Elementary School's living wax museum on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Sixth-graders will dress up to portray Henry Ford, George Washington Carver, Babe Ruth, Gen. George Armstrong Custer and Pocahontas. As visitors tour the exhibits, the motionless figures spring into action to share stories of their lives and accomplishments. The event will be held in the school cafeteria, 12181 West St. Information: (714) 663-6346.
December 12, 1996 |
Their lives intersect on the page of history titled George Washington Carver. A mutual interest in Carver brought them together: Frank Godden, an 83-year-old who knew the humble scientist, and 48-year-old Abdul-Salaam Muhammad, who meticulously researched his childhood hero. Ask the men about Carver, and the response is the same. They recite long lists of his agricultural discoveries. They speak passionately of the creations he gave the world, while asking nothing in return.
December 16, 1994 |
Born to a slave two weeks before the end of the Civil War, George Washington Carver rose to stunning heights as a scientist, educator and humanitarian. The Diamond Grove plantation, where the man who would revolutionize American agriculture spent his boyhood, is now the George Washington Carver National Monument, administered by the National Park Service. It's the first monument of its kind dedicated to an African American. The park sweeps across 210 acres of rural southwestern Missouri.
August 12, 1990
Tracey Ullman, the star of one of the lowest-rated shows on television, Fox's "The Tracey Ullman Show," opted to cancel herself, so her show (scenes from its skits above) won't be returning this season. Suppose you had such authority and could cancel any show on television. We would like you to name not one but three--and tell us why you would pull them off the air. Send responses to Tell TV Times, TV Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, Calif. 90053. Or fax them to (213) 237-7630.
May 30, 1986 |
Forty-three years ago, Carlton Moss wrote "The Negro Soldier," a wartime documentary film that many still regard as a milestone in helping to break down racial stereotypes. But Moss, still an active film maker, and a Comparative Culture Program lecturer at UC Irvine, contends that Hollywood's portrayals of blacks remain grossly distorted.