Alex Alonso is a geographer, filmmaker, lecturer and creator of the widely popular Youtube Channel and website, Street Gangs. Alex offers a wealth of knowledge in this episode of Slauson Girl Speaks, regarding the history of Black Los Angeles. We talk not only gangs in L.A, but important figures in Black L.A’s history; including the Los Angeles #BPP & #BunchyCarter.
We touch on the role of the late journalist Gary Webb in understanding the history of Black L.A, as well as Alex’s journey through USC. We also talked about the push for South Central to be named SouthLA and how that change was initiated.
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