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May 2024

Zócalo Public Square and Destination Crenshaw: Is Car Culture the Ultimate Act of Community in Crenshaw?

May 31 • 6:00 pm PDT
ASU California Center at the Herald Examiner, 1111 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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Crenshaw Motors Ford. Majestic Pontiac. O'Connor Lincoln-Mercury. In the 1950s and ’60s, car dealerships lined Crenshaw Boulevard, ready to serve the neighborhood’s rising Black middle class. Cars and Crenshaw have gone together ever since. To this day, enthusiasts drive their custom lowriders to “the Shaw” most weekends, looking to show off sleek chrome details and roaring engines, and to take part in this long-standing social ritual. But can Crenshaw Boulevard remain one of the most robust cruising scenes in the…

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