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Nov. 1, 1947: UCLA Ruffians Kidnap USC’s George Tirebiter!

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. The assault on USC’s campus canine prompted angry letters to The Times and a pointed barb on the sports pages. “Whoever did that had a warped … Continue reading

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Oct. 17, 1907: All-White USC Football Team Starts Race Riot Over Tackle by Black Player From Whittier

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 17, 1907 Los Angeles Mr. Woolin, left tackle of the USC team, took great exception to be tackled by one of the black players on the Whittier State team (one of … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: USC Film Student Refuses ‘Uncle Tom’ Role in Radio Play

June 5, 1947: USC film student James C. Johnson, a member of the Delta Kappa Alpha cinema fraternity, said he would not play a role in a student’s radio play because it depicted “the Negro as stereotype,” the Sentinel said. … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Los Angeles Archives Bazaar [Updated]

Photo: The 2010 Archives Bazaar at Doheny Memorial Library. Credit: Larry Harnisch/LADailyMirror.com [Update: This is today! Mary Mallory says she’ll be at the Hollywood Heritage table from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., so if you’re there be sure to say … Continue reading

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