Tag Archives: #Civil Rights

Sex Talk in Pasadena Canceled Due to Lack of Interest

Sept. 12, 1953: Angry San Fernando Valley residents picket Lockheed’s plant in Van Nuys after a jet trainer crashed, killing Phyllis O’Kray, 16504 Chase St., Sepulveda. Lockheed executive Courtland S. Gross expressed regret over O’Kray’s death and noted that the … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks Archives Off-Limits to Scholars

Photo: The Rosa Parks archive. Credit: Guernsey’s Auctioneers.   Julian Bond and Jeanne Theoharis have a piece in the Washington Post’s opinion pages tracing the troubled history of Rosa Parks’ archives. Parks’ papers and other items have been caught in … Continue reading

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May 13, 1958

Above, President Eisenhower tells African Americans to be patient about gaining civil rights … Below, Dr. Lawrence Michael Dillon, formerly Dr. Laura Maude Dillon, who was apparently the world’s first trangendered man, is interviewed in Philadelphia. In 1945, Dillon began … Continue reading

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April 7-8, 1908

Above, David Belasco’s play, which closed on Broadway in 1906 after 224 performances, is staged in Los Angeles. Sadly, leading lady Alice Treat Hunt will die of pneumonia June 8, 1908, in her apartment on 9th Street near Figueroa. Below, … Continue reading

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Remembering Martin Luther King

March 17-18, 1968Anaheim, Los Angeles Above, The Times covers the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s news conference at the Disneyland Hotel and his sermon the next day at Second Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Quote of the Day: "We must … Continue reading

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Police and the courts

I missed this op/ed piece when it came out July 19, 1957. It was certainly a different era for the police.

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A name to remember

June 15, 1957

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