Controller Galperin Offers Virtual Tour of L.A. Black History Sites With New Interactive Map because “Black History is L.A. History.”
To celebrate African American Heritage Month, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin today released an online map of local sites and resources highlighting the importance of the City’s African American community. “Black History is L.A. History” showcases 15 local places, monuments and institutions that are culturally and historically significant to the development of the City’s African American community.
“From the days of Biddy Mason to Mayor Tom Bradley and the muralists who beautify our neighborhoods, the African American community has done so much to shape Los Angeles,” said Controller Ron Galperin.
“This map gives a virtual tour of some of the City’s most valued historic sites, along with others that deserve greater public visibility, illustrating how Black Angelenos have helped transform L.A. into a diverse, modern metropolis.”
“Black History is L.A. History” is part of Galperin’s mission to use mapping, data and innovative strategies to promote civic engagement and better connect the public with their City. The map allows users to explore places of worship, museums, notable residences and other significant landmarks throughout the City that underscore some of the contributions of the African American community.
The map also includes an infographic with stats about African Americans who work for the City of Los Angeles.
Explore “Black History is L.A. History” at lacontroller.org/black-history-la.
See Galperin’s other maps at lacontroller.org/data-stories-and-maps/.