Join Patty Limerick, and the Institute for the Study of Los Angeles and Scholar in Residence and Center of the American West Applied History Fellow, Alison Rose Jefferson, M.H.C. | Ph.D. for a symposium with invited guest speakers to discuss and respond to the context of American history and culture in relation to Belmar History + Art, a public history and art project in the context of American history and culture. This Santa Monica, California civic commemorative justice initiative features emotionally resonating multifaceted education, inspirational and remembrance programming. It reconstructs, reclaims, and reinserts a more complex American story about the erased historical Black life in the South Santa Monica Beach neighborhoods which contributed to making the bay city’s development and cultural life form the 1900s to the mid-twentieth century.

Underpinning the content of the Belmar History + Art programming are the stories of people places and event that are an outgrowth of Dr. Jefferson’s research from her recent book, Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era and new research done fo the project.

EVENT DATE: March 20, 2021 1:00PM-5:00PM

Photo Credit: Shades of L.A. / Los Angeles Public Library