#TBT. Los Angeles. 1963. Fighting segregation.

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From the book North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photographs Beyond the South.

In 1963, my friends and I left Fairfax High School with our school books. For weeks we traveled to the LAUSD offices in downtown Los Angeles for a “study-in” protesting our racially segregated schools.

I was fifteen years old.

We were also there to support hunger strikers from the Congress of Racial Equality protesting district lines that re-enforced L.A.’s racially segregated housing patterns.

From amazing photographs in a recently published book: North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photographs Beyond the South.

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