Tuesday, March 6, 2012

April: From the Ashes // 20th Anniversary of the LA Uprising

After the oldest continuously operated Black-owned bookstore was burned to the ground during the Uprising, the founder said "They were expressing their joy and sorrow and a change in consciousness, I can't mourn over that." (source: LA Times obituary for Alfred Ligon, the founder of Aquarian Book Shop)

I'm really looking forward to this event. I wonder what it will stir up from my childhood in Bellflower. I was just seven years old at the time.

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