15 pageAssignment can be found under Part 3 of Course Requirements.PROMPT: Racial population shift of East Los Angeles with respect to the African American community. Talk about gentrification, panic selling, racial steering, and blockbusting. East LA used to be a predominantly white neighborhood and it became a largely Black neighborhood. Speak about the hardships faced as an African American during this time period. Target years are from the 60’s to 2000.CHICAGO STYLE!I have included the 5 secondary sources from the UCLA Library here:RACE, ETHNICITY, AND INCOME SEGREGATION IN LOS ANGELESPaul Ong, Chhandara Pech, Jenny Chhea, C. Aujean LeeImmigration reform and the browning of America: Tensions, conflicts and community instability in Metropolitan Los AngelesJohnson, James H, Jr; Farrell, Walter C, Jr; Guinn, Chandra.More than My Color: Race, Space and Politics in BlackLos Angeles, 1940-1968.Authors:Jimenez y West, Christopher D.Ethnic Geography Dynamics: Clues from Los Angeles.Allen, James P.Neighborhood Racial-Composition Preferences: Evidence from a Multiethnic Metropolis.Charles, Camille Zubrinsky1The rest of the sources can be from anywhere, as long as it is scholarly. Maps and pictures can be used as primary sources (not included as one of the pages), and please use one of each. Use some books as well. Quotes should have quotation marks. For Chicago style, instead of having the footnotes, refer all quotes to a separate page. This page is different from the works cited/bibliography page.
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History  C191D/C201H:    Race  in  Los  Angeles:    The  Black  Experience  
 
Professor  B.  Stevenson,  stevenso@history.ucla.edu;  310-­‐825-­‐9420  
Class  Time  and  Location:    Mondays,  9AM-­‐11:50  AM,  2834  Slichter  Hall  
Office  Hours:  M  2-­‐4;  W  11-­‐12  in  6274  Bunche  Hall  
 
 
Course  Description:  This  course  will  investigate  the  historical  experiences  of  
persons  of  African  American  descent  and  the  concept  of  “race”    (within  the  context  
of  this  history)  in  Los  Angeles  from  its  colonial  era  through  the  contemporary  
period.  What  were  the  cultures,  political  status,  and  occupations  of  the  first  African  
descended  peoples  in  the  geospace  that  was  to  become  Los  Angeles.    How  did  the  
contours  of  their  lives  and  status,  along  with  the  local  racial  hierarchy  (ies),  evolve  
with  empire  change  and  the  statehood  of  California?  And  with  the  U.S.  Civil  War  and  
Reconstruction?    What  was  the  black  Jim  Crow  experience  in  the  city?  How  did  L.A.’s  
early  20th  century  industrialization  impact  race  relations  and  the  black  
“community.”    How  was  the  national  Civil  Rights  movement  expressed  in  Los  
Angeles?    Why  Watts?    Crack!  Gangs!  1992!    Has  black  Los  Angeles  become  a  part  of  
the  “global”  city  that  in  Los  Angeles  today?  These  are  some  of  the  major  topics  and  
questions  that  we  will  take  up  in  this  seminar  through  reading  deeply,  lengthy  
discussions,  viewing  film,  conducting  research  and  writing  on  a  related  topic.    The  
graduate  division  of  this  class  will  have  slightly  different  reading  assignments/film  
viewings  and  will  conclude  with  a  25  page  research  paper  (topic  to  be  decided  with  
Professor).  
 
Course  Requirements  and  Conditions:  
1. Mandatory  Attendance  and  Weekly  Reading  Quiz  (30%  of  final  grade)  
Attendance  will  be  taken  at  every  meeting  at  the  beginning  of  the  class.    
Anyone  more  than  15  minutes  late  will  be  counted  as  absent.    Absences  
without    sound  excuses  may  result  in  a  grade  penalty.  Weekly  reading  
quizzes  will  be  administered  to  make  certain  that  reading  assignments  
are  completed.  
2. Group  Oral  Report  (30%  of  final  grade).    Students  will  be  placed  in  groups  
and  assigned  a  topic  to  present  in  seminar.    Everyone  in  the  group  must  
present  a  portion  of  the  report  for  at  least  five  minutes.    Group  reports  
should  be  between  30  and  45  minutes  in  total.    Anyone  who  is  absent  on  the  
day  of  their  report,  or  who  does  not  participate  in  the  preparation  of  the  
report,  will  receive  a  failing  grade  on  this  assignment.    Otherwise,  everyone’s  
grade  will  be  based  on  the  overall  excellence  of  their  group  presentation,  not  
on  individual  performance.  
3. Research  Paper:    (40  percent  of  final  grade)  15  page  formal  paper  
(exclusive  of  title  page,  endnotes,  bibliography,  appendixes,  tables,  and  any  
images).      Papers  need  to  be  drawn  from  a  minimum  of  eight  independent  
primary  documents  and  ten  secondary  sources.    Primary  documents  can  be  
 
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taken  from  online  sources.    At  least  five  of  your  secondary  sources  must  be  
from  a  UCLA  library.    You  are  allowed  to  take  only  one  secondary  source  per  
journal  or  book.  
Professor  will  provide  a  list  of  research  topics  from  which  you  are  to  choose.  
Only  those  topics  will  be  allowed.  
Late  Papers:    The  penalty  for  late  papers  will  be  5  points  per  day  after  the  
assignment  due  date.    Papers  are  due  by  12  noon  on  the  day  that  they  are  to  
be  submitted.  
4. Turnitin.com:    Your  paper  must  be  submitted  to  Turnitin.com  by  12  noon  on  
the  day  that  they  are  due.  
 
 
Reading  List:    Available  at  Ackerman  Bookstore  (Feel  free  to  
purchase  or  rent  online,  or  through  other  venues).    Unless  marked  
as  OPTIONAL,  books  listed  below  are  mandatory.    OPTIONAL  
MARKED  BOOKS  ARE  MANDATORY  FOR  GRADUATE  STUDENTS.  
1. B.  Stevenson:    The  Contested  Murder  of  Latasha  Harlins:    Justice,  
Gender  and  the  Origins  of  the  L.A.  Riots  (paperback  ed.)  
2. Marne  Campbell,  Making  Black  Los  Angeles:    Class  Gender,  and  
Community,  1850-­‐1917  
3. (OPTIONAL)  Anna  Deavere  Smith:  Twilight:  Los  Angeles,  1992    
4. Rodney  King:    The  Riot  Within:  My  Journey  from  Rebellion  to  
Redemption  
5. Josh  Sides,  L.A.  City  Limits:    African  American  Los  Angeles  from  
the  Great  Depression  to  the  Present  
6. (OPTIONAL)Douglas  Flamming,  Bound  for  Freedom:    Black  Los  
Angeles  in  Jim  Crow  America      
7. (OPTIONAL)  Kelly  Lytle  Hernandez,  City  of  Inmates:    Conquest,  
Rebellion  and  the  Rise  of  Human  Caging  in  Los  Angeles,  1776-­‐
1965      
8. (OPTIONAL)    RJ  Smith,  The  Great  Black  Way  
Reading  and  Discussion  Schedule:  
 
1. Week  One:    Class  Introduction,  Lecture  and  Film  (  Write  a  personal  2  
paragraph  answer  to:  What  is  race  in  southern  California?)  
2. Week  Two:    Campbell,  14-­‐38;  “Criollos,  mestizos,  mulatos  or  saltapatrás:  
how  the  caste  division  emerged  during  Spanish  rule  in  America,”  found  
at:    https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-­‐america-­‐latina-­‐41590774;  
and  “The  Blurred  Racial  Lines  of  Famous  Families,”  on  PBS  Frontline  at:  
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/secret/famous/pico
.html;  and  “The  Life  and  Times  of  Pio  Pico,”  and  watch  the  embedded  film,  
both  found  at:  https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-­‐la/the-­‐life-­‐and-­‐times-­‐
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of-­‐pio-­‐pico-­‐last-­‐governor-­‐of-­‐mexican-­‐california    
3. Week  Three:  Read:    “Equality  Before  the  Law,”  the  entire  website  and  
links  found  at:  http://coloredconventions.org/exhibits/show/black-­‐
convention-­‐activism-­‐in-­‐t/biographies  
4. Week  Four:    Campbell,  chapters  2-­‐6  
5. Week  Five:  Sides,  chapters  1-­‐4;  Optional:    Flaming:    Bound  for  Freedom  
6. Week  Six:    Sides,  chapters  5  and  6    
7. Week  Seven:    King,  The  Riot  Within;  View:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdktDOeG2VI;  Optional  Reading:    
Smith,  Twilight  
8. Week  Eight:    Stevenson,  Contested  Murder,  Chapters  1-­‐4;  View:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBHyrwHQJ10    
9. Week  Nine:    Stevenson,  Contested  Murder,  Chapters  5-­‐7  and  Epilogue  
10. Week  10:    Discussion  and  Film  
 
Class  Rules:  
1.  Class  attendance  and  participation  in  discussions  are  mandatory.  
2.  No  smoking,  eating,  talking,  passing  notes,  use  of  cell  phones,  computers  
(without  professor  permission),  or  other  electrical  or  battery  powered  
machines.    Anyone  given  permission  to  use  his/her  computer  in  class  and  
found  to  use  the  computer  for  non-­‐related  class  work  while  in  the  class  will  
lose  the  opportunity  to  use  the  computer  in  the  classroom.  
3.  Class  lectures  or  discussions  are  not  to  be  recorded  except  by  hand  written  
notes.  Neither  photography,  audio/video  recording,  nor  filming  are  allowed  
in  class.  
 4.  All  work  must  be  created  by  the  student  who  is  to  receive  credit  for  it  in  
this  class  during  this  quarter.      
 
 
 
 

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