Black History Month

100 Years of Black History in Los Angeles

Watch it live

Saturday, February 27 at 12:00pm

In honor of Los Angeles Urban League’s Centennial Celebration and Black History Month, we invite you to join us February 27 at 12:00PM for a panel discussion on pivotal moments in Black History in Los Angeles over the past 100 years.

Los Angeles Urban League President and CEO, Michael Lawson will host a dynamic group of community leaders including:

  • Pamela Bakewell, COO and Executive VP of The Bakewell Company
  • Sandra Evers-Manly, President, Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center
  • Rev. James Lawson, Pastor, Civil Rights Activist and University Professor

The event will be moderated by Beverly White of NBC4 with Q&A moderated by Ashley McCullough, President of LA Urban League Young Professionals.

Significant Black History eras to be discussed include:

  • Pre-War Black Community Growth to World War II
  • Second Great Migration pivoted to Watts Riots
  • Black Economic Empowerment to LA Riots
  • African American Equality to Black Lives Matter
  • Forecasting Black Leadership, Justice, and Excellence for the next 100 years