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The Times’ 1982 series ‘Black L.A.: Looking at Diversity’


In the summer of 1982, The Times published a series on Southern California’s Black community called “Black L.A.: Looking at Diversity.” It was produced by a team of Black writers. They covered stories of success, struggle, art, politics, family, culture, education, sports, media, policing, racism and history. The stories are now available in digital form for the first time.

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Collage of photos taken for the Times' 1982 series "Black L.A.: Looking at diversity."

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