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Black California Dreamin’: Claiming Space at America’s Leisure Frontier


Black California Dreamin’: Claiming Space in America’s Frontier of Leisure exhibition will be featured August 5, 2023 to March 31, 2024 at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles.

Learn about and visit the recent public projects which recognize the African American experience in the history of California and the nation: Belmar History + Art, Santa Monica, CA (2021 Cultural Resource Award, SM Conservancy) and the Angels Walk LA Central Avenue heritage trail.

Check out this exhibit on Friday Night as a part of KCRW Summer Nights with KCRW DJs Francesca Harding and Tyler Boudreaux. 

John “Johnnie” Rucker and friends at the beach near Bay Street, Santa Monica, California, ca. 1950. Photograph. Courtesy Konrad Rucker. Photo courtesy of CAAM.