LA Rhetoric 2008 - Part 2 - class

LA Rhetoric 2008 - Part 2 - class - Comm 360: Rhetoric of...

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Comm 360: Rhetoric of Los Angeles Part 2: Multicultural LA
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bLAck History 1546: Mythical Amazonian Queen Califia 1781: Several Africans and mixed-race Blacks among 44 settlers of Los Angeles 1879: California Eagle (first bLAck paper) 1894: Fiesta de LA ignores Black heritage 1895: “Colored people in LA are the best fixed in the U.S.” ( The Liberator, founded the same year by J. L. Edmonds) 1900: 2,000 pop. (2% of 100,000)
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bLAack History (Cont’d) 1900-1920: “Golden Era” 1903: LA Forum 1904: Sojourner Truth Club 1908: Charlotte Bass becomes California Eagle editor 1910: 36% own homes (vs. 2% in NY, 11% in New Orleans, 14% in Dallas), most live in mixed areas near downtown
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bLAck history (Cont’d) 1913: W.E.B. Du Bois: “LA is wonderful. Nowhere in the U.S. is the Negro so well and beautifully housed, nor the average efficiency and intelligence in the colored population so high….Out here in this matchless Southern California there would seem to be no limit to your opportunities, your possibilities.”
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bLAck history (Cont’d) Blacks (and other “colored people”) only allowed in public swimming pools on Wed. (day before water is changed!)—upheld by
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