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Cultural Connections

California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA90037
Established in 1977 by the state of California, CAAM has its primary goal the collection and preservation of artifacts documenting the Afro-American experience. The exhibitions and programs focus on those contributions made to the arts, humanities, sciences politics, religions, and sports. In so doing, the museum aids in the recovery of Afro-American history. Lectures, films, workshops, special performances, gift shop, and a registry of African-American artists compliment the exhibition schedule.

Eso Won Books
4327 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

This dynamic bookstore is well worth the browsing time you can give it. The adult and children's fiction and non-fiction selections are extensive, and many audio books by African-American authors that are not found in more mainstream bookstores and catalogs are available. The posters, calendars, greeting cards, and book signings are additional reasons to visit this important resource. Plan your visit to coincide with a special event.

First African Methodist Episcopal Church
2270 South Harvard Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90018
213.735.1251 fax. 213.735.7829
Part of the oldest black denomination in the United States, First AME in Los Angeles was founded by a former slave, then business woman and philanthropist, Biddy Mason in 1872. Playing a critical role as a spiritual, recreational, and community center, this congregation is led by the dynamic Reverend Cecil Murray. The splendid choir sits facing the congregation and their loving energy will keep you humming and smiling long after the service

Museum of African American Art
4005 Crenshaw Blvd. at Martin Luther King Blvd.
Macy's *Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Hours: Thu-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.
This small museum, tucked into a corner of a department store, manages an ambitious schedule of exhibitions and book signings. Call them for special events information. 

National Coalition of 100 Black Women

This organization advocates for black women and young girls and promotes leadership development and gender equality in all aspects, such as education, health, and career opportunities. Their goal is to give the next generation of women an opportunity to live in a world where inequality does not exist. 

Sisterlove is an organization that promotes "Healthy loving is healthy living" and advocates human dignity with equal protections regardless of a person's race, health, social, political, and economic standings.

 Black Women's Network LA

Gives access to resources and networking opportunities for professional and entrepreneurial women, as well as those seeking to develop, start, or transfer careers.

 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. NAACP has a wealth of programs in civic engagement, environmental/climate justice, federal advocacy, community health, and more.