Tons of very cool cards. Nice KIWA shout-out at 1:53
ArtCard by LA-Artist.com
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Carlos Diniz - Entrance Presentation, Frank Brothers Furniture, Long Beach, CA This is an Architectural Rendering of Frank Brothers Furniture in Long Beach, CA by architect Edward Killingsworth, CDA #1283. 1963
Documenting neighborhoods of color since the 1930's.
Wiki: Redlining is the practice of denying, or increasing the cost of services such as banking, insurance, access to jobs, access to health care, or even supermarkets to residents in certain, often racially determined, areas. The term "redlining" was coined in the late 1960s by John McKnight, a Northwestern University sociologist and community activist. It describes the practice of marking a red line on a map to delineate the area where banks would not invest; later the term was applied to discrimination against a particular group of people (usually by race or sex) no matter the geography. During the heyday of redlining, the areas most frequently discriminated against were black inner city neighborhoods. For example, in Atlanta, through at least the 1980s, this practice meant that banks would often lend to lower-income whites but not to middle- or upper-income blacks.
Great article: RACIAL REDLINING…
california heights / fun bixby to wardlow lime / to gardenia map
+ mural by me
w/ lots of painting help from the Tanakas
Fun Fun Fun
As a lil LB sprout I attended Cal Heights Preschool. For one summer I participated in the Cal Heights Summer Camp. After that I went to Hughes for three years. This neighborhood brings back many happy memories. I tried channeling some of them into this piece. A huge grid of streets make up the International City. Few are pictured on the mural. What street do you live on? I've lived on Walnut, 3rd, Nieto, Caspian, Daisy, 9th, and Chestnut.My parents are from Japan. I am nisei, aka second generation. In Japanese, musubi = riceball & nagahama = Long BeachThis mural is made possible by 7th District Councilmember, Roberto Uranga and California Heights Neighborhood Association. Thank you for allowing me this experience, I am forever grateful. Tom-san aka @goodeyebadfinger is an amazing photographer. Check out his legit documentation of the mural …