Abstract: Persistent structural racial inequalities have prompted activism and protest for as many generations as inequality has blighted the United States. Deaths from police violence are part of a larger lethal pattern affecting certain sectors of our population. The coronavirus has revealed just how dangerous it is for communities to be structured in ways that compromise the health and well-being of certain residents.
Filipino Americans started the Delano Grape Strike in 1965 that made Cesar Chavez famous. We rightfully celebrate his achievements as a state and national holiday every March 31. Whereas Cesar Chavez is a household name across America, lesser known are the brave farmworkers of many races and nationalities who sacrificed their livelihoods for the greater good of improved conditions in agricultural work.
Shennan Hutton is one of our most popular colleagues. Teachers have told us for years that they genuinely appreciate her sense of humor, her practicality, and her understanding of and support for world history teachers.
When the shelter in place order first went into effect, the UCLA History-Geography Project (UCLAHGP) considered what sort of resources were needed to support families, distance learning objectives, and historical thinking skills all at the same time.
114 years ago, at 5:12 a.m., a catastrophe that would end up reshaping an entire cityscape, rattled awake San Franciscans. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake, and the massive fires engulfing the city that followed, decimated the city, killed thousands, and forced hundreds of thousands more people to upend their lives and relocate elsewhere.