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May 1, 1992
Regarding Ben Dobbs: His comprehensive oral history, completed by the UCLA Oral History Program in 1990, is available to readers at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA Research Library, and at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. DALE E. TRELEVEN, Director UCLA Oral History Program
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NEWS
January 23, 1992
Jackie Goldberg, former president of the Los Angeles Board of Education, will receive the Emil Freed award from the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research in recognition of her service to education and integration. The award, named for the founder of the library, is given annually and will be presented by state Sen. Diane Watson at a fund-raising dinner Feb. 9 at the Miramar Sheraton in Santa Monica. For reservations or information, call (213) 759-6063.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1986
The tribute to Harry Bridges, reported by Henry Weinstein (Feb. 11), was indeed a "revival meeting" for organized labor. Its purpose was not only to salute this hero of the labor movement, but also to remind the movement of the courage and audacity of its builders. Bridges' militant spirit was very much alive among the hundreds who honored him. The event underscored our need to preserve certain chapters of our history, which are all too easily forgotten. Unsettling movements, unorthodox organizations and unpopular ideas are all part of the rich heritage that has shaped today's society.
NEWS
May 14, 1995
More than 100 posters chronicling the origins and history of protest art rendered for the United Farm Workers movement of the 1960s and '70s are on display at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1991
Twenty-eight local arts organizations, media artists, writers and poets have been selected to receive a total of $70,000 in organizational grants and artists fellowships from the 1991 Brody Arts Fund, an annual multicultural grants program administered by the California Community Foundation. This year's grants were split among 14 organizations, seven media artists and seven literary artists.
NEWS
February 5, 1995
February is Black History Month. Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian, came up with the idea in 1926 to devote one week to celebrate and study black history and culture. During the American Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 "Negro History Week" was expanded to Black History Month. Here are some local events: * "The Artists' Salute to Black History Month," one of the nation's most extensive exhibits of African American art, which opened Saturday at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
NEWS
March 15, 1995 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Several generations of activists--self-described as "old lefties," "new lefties" and "middle-aged lefties"--gathered Saturday night for the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research annual dinner. The casually dressed crowd's first business of the evening was to offer up a round of applause for the union employees of the Miramar Sheraton Hotel who served dinner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eva S. Cockcroft, a muralist who depicted social themes including the dignity of labor and racial unity on walls from Germany to Los Angeles, has died. She was 62. Cockcroft, who also taught art, died April 1 in Los Angeles of breast cancer. Her final mural was "Homage to Siqueiros," an East Los Angeles reconstruction of the Mexican artist's mural titled "America Tropical."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1992 | Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Pulitzer-prize winning historian and former special assistant to President John F. Kennedy, spoke Monday at USC about the dangers associated with the "cult of ethnicity." From his speech:
Tribalism "Ethnic and racial warfare, it seems evident, will now replace the warfare of ideologies as the explosive issue of our time. The Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, India, South Africa; they are all in crisis. Ethnic tensions disturb and divide Sri Lanka . . . Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Cypress, Ethiopia. . . . Even nations as stable and civilized as Britain and France, Belgium and Spain and Austria face growing ethic and racial troubles.
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