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Curatorial Walkthrough of “Los Angeles Freedom Rally, 1963.” Exhibition
By Sentinel News Service
Published November 8, 2018

Taylor Bythewood-Porter, Asst. CAAM Curator and Tyree A. Boyd-Pates, CAAM Curator California African American Museum

Helen Henson, Dad in photo and Los Angeles Organizer with Dr. Martin Luther king Jr.,for Los Angeles Freedom Rally 1963 California African American Museum

CAAM Tour group with Taylor and Tyree California African American Museum

The Curator Walkthrough Exhibit at the California African American Museum was a successful well attended event on Fri., Nov. 2, 2018 The Curators Tyree A. Boyd-Pates and Taylor Bythewood-Porter explored how Los Angeles was a key destination for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s organizing during the Civil Rights Era. #BlackHistoryNow.One of the attendees is the daughter of Dr. C. Albert Henson, an instrumentalist in organizing the Los Angeles Freedom Rally 1963. The Los Angeles Freedom Rally 1963 was put together to go against, racial profiling, police brutality, social injustice, hate crimes and enforce voter registration and voting. The Curator Tyree A. Boyd-Pates shared with the attendees that On May 26, 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed nearly 40,000 people at Wrigley Field in South Los Angeles. Coined the “Los Angeles Freedom Rally,” it was one of the largest civil rights rallies in the country, predating the famous 1963 March on Washington by three months.

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