John Riddle was an artist, curator, and teacher whose aesthetics focused on chronicling the history, struggles, and triumphs of Black life. Through figurative paintings and prints, small and large-scale abstract ceramic sculptures, and assemblage and iron works made from found objects collected after the 1965 Los Angeles Rebellion, this presentation highlights Riddle’s expressive practice, as well as the impact of his work and teachings on his contemporaries and the artists he mentored.
Tuesdays – Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.,
first Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Adults – $ 7, Students, Teachers, and Seniors – $5, CAFAM members Free, Sunday – Free
The Trailblazing Career of Mary Louise Schmidt: How the 1936 House and Garden Exhibition Became a Launching Pad for Innovative Small Homes in Los Angeles and Reshaped the Built Environment of California In 1936, little-known housing advocate and shrewd businesswoman Mary Louise Schmidt organized what might be the most significant architecture show of the 20th century — right here in Los Angeles. This free self-guided Trail map and research report explores the exteriors of the still-standing homes featured at…
ProQuest History Vault provides a wealth of key archival materials with a single search. Researchers can access digitized letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and many more primary sources. Collections are organized into three modules: Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantation Records, Part 1 and Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantation Records, Part 2.
A collection of over 50 youtube videos ranging from Chicago House music through the Rodney King riots to an interview with RuPaul.
Numerous African American-related events have taken place at the Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series. Explore those conversations online.
Free with your library card.
The History Makers Digital Archive is an easy-to-use online database of thousands of African American interviews from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. This resource provides high-quality video content, fully searchable transcripts, and unique content from individuals whose life stories would have been lost were it not for the History Makers.