During the late 19th and early 20th century, many mass-produced black dolls were stereotypical, caricature-like and expressed racist undertones. Shindana Toys helped change the paradigm, irrevocably changing the toy industry today.
On November 24, 1965, the Louis Smith and Robert Hall launched an organization called Operation Bootstrap. The organization emphasized the importance of black entrepreneurship and used its business initiatives to shift public perception of black...
At a time when women astronomers were few and most often relegated to working as assistants, Henrietta Swan Leavitt provided the key to solving one of the most significant celestial uncertainties of her time.
Located at 5,715 feet above sea level, Mt. Wilson Observatory is one of the oldest and most historic gateways to space that’s been treasured by professional and amateur stargazers alike. Here's how to get the most of your trip there.
The Milky Way, is just one of trillions of galaxies in the universe. Thanks to the Mount Wilson Observatory, Edwin Hubble, and calculations provided by Henrietta Swan Leavitt, we are aware of just how vast space is around us.
Paul Revere Williams is known as an architect to the stars, one of the first African Americans who achieved stature in a racially divided profession, but he also created civic works that spoke to the legacy he wanted to leave behind.
In 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act, the 18th Amendment’s liquor ban. Despite the Prohibition the liquor continued to flow in the Southland, along with the sun and waves and a few secret tunnels.
Prohibition was a dark chapter in Los Angeles history. But thankfully, the city was never really dry. Some L.A. landmarks that didn’t just survive Prohibition –– they thrived, running wetter than ever.