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Traveling Exhibitions

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Historic Black Churches of Los Angeles: Influence and Architecture in Four Neighborhoods
Through period photographs and maps, illustrated banners from the California African American Museum call attention to the often unknown role of local Black churches as cultural, political and social centers for their communities in historic Los Angeles. Historic Black Churches consists of 10 color double sided banners highlighting the people, contributions, denominations and architecture of early Black churches established through 1945 within the Los Angeles....more

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Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts
Dance Theatre of Harlem has made history in the 40 years since it was founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and the late Karel Shook. This multi-media exhibit captures the majesty of the choreography, the beauty of the costuming, the dancers who defied gravity and stereotyping, plus Mitchell’s wide ranging accomplishments. Focusing on the discipline of dance, he brought ballet to Harlem and DTH evolved from a school into a world class company as its artists became powerful ambassadors for all of America....more

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The Black Press In California
"The Black Press in California" is an intimate exhibit organized by the California African American Museum (CAAM) of Los Angeles. Illustrated with images, political cartoons, newspaper headlines and mastheads, the display focuses on writers and editors and narrates the importance of Black journalists in advancing democracy and the struggle for human rights in the Golden State...more

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I SHOT RAY CHARLES - Howard Morehead, Photographer
Through this exhibition, CAAM reveals the initial photographic selections from the recently donated collection of the distinguished photographer Howard Morehead who died July 2003. For more than 45 years Morehead, one of the few African American photographers who worked steadily in the entertainment industry, used his camera to create dramatic images, establish faces, distill time and capture icons in action...more