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Black History Month 2022 Promotes Black Health and Wellness

This Black History Month, we focus on Black Health and Black Wellness as a nation to look at the work of Black scholars and medical practitioners, such as James McCune Smith, Daniel Hale Williams, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Monroe Majors — the first Black person to pass the California medical examination in 1888 — and many more.

As the stark discrepancies in treatment for Black people continues to rage in our current healthcare system in the United States, discover what has been done and what remains to be done.


This February, PBS SoCal and KCET will celebrate Black culture with a variety of programming and digital content that examines aspects of Black history in Southern California.

Specials include "American Masters: Marian Anderson," described by The New York Times as "one of the great singers of our time," and "America Reframed: Fannie Lou Hamer," featuring one of America's most fearless human rights activist.

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Seven Ways to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy with Children

As MLK Day approaches, we owe it to our children — and to ourselves — to talk about Dr. King's work, honor his legacy and consider what his work means today.
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Building a Beloved Community: An Interview with Parenting for Liberation Founder Trina Greene Brown

Activist and author Trina Greene Brown shares how caregivers can parent through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of a Beloved Community that serves us all.
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Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story

Seven of Paul Revere Williams' Outstanding Architectural Feats (That Aren't Homes)

In an era where architects typically majored in one style, he excelled in every architectural style, making him one of the most renowned architects throughout the world despite the discriminatory racial practices of his time. 
Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story

Visual Timeline: The Remarkable Life of Paul Revere Williams

In the course of his five-decade career, Paul Revere Williams, an African American architect born in Los Angeles on February 18, 1894, overcame prejudice and become one of the foremost architects in history. The path he has forged has served as an inspiration for young architects to this day. Learn more about the man and events that shaped his life in this timeline.
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Something from Nothing: When Compton's Communicative Arts Academy Made the City its Canvas and Muse

From 1969 to 1975, Compton's Communicative Arts Academy invigorated the city with art by establishing Compton as canvas and muse as well as by transforming buildings into venues and objects for art in the community.
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