Historic Neighborhood Explorations
Explore L.A.’s historic neighborhoods through our ready-to-use printable activities and videos! Recommended for grades 3-8, but appropriate for all ages.
Explore Central Avenue Historic Corridor and meet local leaders like Charlotta Bass, the first Black woman to own and operate a major newspaper, and Ralph J. Bunche, Nobel Peace Prize-winning scholar/activist/diplomat.
Meet people important to the history of Chinatown, including actor Anna May Wong, the first Asian American movie star and style icon in Hollywood, and Yiu Hai Seto Quon, affectionately known as “Mama Quon,” one of the founders of New Chinatown.
We’re exploring L.A.’s “hub city”: the City of Compton and speaking with local historians and business owners to learn more about Compton’s layered history: from the historic Dominguez Rancho Adobe (1826) to the famous Compton Cowboys.