Experts discuss, host exhibits about Los Angeles’ past

first_imgVisitors young and old gathered Saturday at Doheny Memorial Library to attend the seventh-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar to learn more about the history of Los Angeles and Southern California.Bazaar: John Smatlak (right), chair of education and exhibits at Orange Empire Railway Museum, helps intrigued participants explore a dated map. – Arya Harsono | Daily TrojanThe event, organized by L.A. as Subject — a historical research alliance — and USC Libraries, brought together researchers, journalists and curious onlookers fascinated by the history of this vibrant area.Attendees participated in a series of panels hosted by experts with a passion for learning and disseminating information about the history of the area. They also got the chance to tour an exhibition hall filled with numerous organizations that house historical collections, such as USC Digital Libraries and the Los Angeles City Archives.Carol Wells, founding director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, discussed the importance posters have in depicting history by capturing moments at a point in time at the panel “CSI Los Angeles: Archival Case Study Investigations.”“In collecting these posters, we try to collect the stories behind them … each one tells a story,” Wells said.She showed off a series of posters from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s that recall historical moments during these critical time periods, including some events that few people today even know existed.A poster produced by the Black Panther Party, for instance, reveals how the political party, which many people consider separatist in nature, actually acted in collaboration with the Latino community during the 1970s.Wells also noted that the growth of local print shops, which rivaled commercial shops, mushroomed during the 1960s and 1970s because commercial shops were loath to print politically radical posters.“Local print shops in different cities started because you couldn’t get commercial print shops to print [politically inciting] posters,” she said.Bailey Wilson, a senior majoring in narrative studies, said that the most interesting thing she learned from “CSI Los Angeles” was how posters reveal the extent to which white supremacy was grounded in the L.A. area in the 1960s and 1970s.“I did not know that Southern California was such an epicenter for white supremacy, and I was shocked,” Wilson said. “I’m used to California being a much more open, liberal state in general.”In addition to “CSI Los Angeles,” the event also featured a panel discussion about how Los Angeles became the worldwide center for car culture, thanks to drag races, drive-thrus and the 405 Freeway.Nancy Fann, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, said she came to the Bazaar because she feels there is never too much to  learn about history.“On my own, I think I have quite an extensive [amount of knowledge about] L.A. history, amongst my peers, but I wouldn’t say I know as much as I should or as much as I want,” Fann said.Though Fann noted that the Bazaar was “the perfect place” to learn about Southern Californian history, she wished more emphasis had been placed on a subject that fascinates her — architecture.“[Old architecture] is one of the things that gets overlooked a lot,” Fann said. “Most people associate cities with more modern skylines, which personally for me are kind of boring. Some of the older buildings — they put in a lot more thought, a lot more creative energy.”Wilson remarked how history is such a multifaceted subject.“I would like to know some other ways in which they’re uncovering history and unraveling different things,” Wilson said. “[Wells] talked about how she learned through posters … but there’s more that history books can’t teach you.”last_img read more

SEC championship game: Jalen Hurts comes off bench to lead Alabama to fourth-quarter comeback

first_imgDown 28-21 with less than 10 minutes to play, Heisman Trophy candidate Tua Tagovailoa went down with an injury. Backup quarterback Jalen Hurts — who Tagovailoa replaced as the Crimson Tide QB in the second half of the national championship game last season — came in to the game.He promptly led two touchdown drives to give Alabama the lead with less than two minutes to play and earned his team the SEC title. Related News Even head coach Nick Saban was at a loss for words.”We’ve always had a lot of faith in Jalen, and I told him when we put him in when Tua got hurt, ‘It’s your time,’ and he certainly took advantage of it,” an emotional Saban told CBS. “He did a fantastic job. I’m so proud of this guy for what he’s done this year, I can’t even tell you.”Hurts connected on seven of his nine passes for 82 yards with a touchdown passing and the game-winning score on a rush.JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS!— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 2, 2018″(It’s a) great comeback for our team,” Saban added. “It took a great amount of resiliency, you know, in the game we didn’t play great, but we won the SEC today and we’re so happy about that.”This is the third SEC title with Hurts at the helm for Alabama, but there was no guarantee Hurts would even be on the active roster at the start the season. He was even reportedly considering redshirting.In the end though, he came back to the Crimson Tide to serve as the team’s backup this season and that paid off with a second SEC title for the quarterback from Texas. “All year I’ve kind of just been waiting on my opportunity and regardless of how it went my opportunity came today,” Hurts told CBS. “(I) worked hard this week with my teammates and we found a way to get it done today.” A Hollywood writer couldn’t have come up with a better story Saturday as the No. 1 Crimson Tide came back from a 14-point deficit in the second half to defeat No. 4 Georgia 35-28 in the SEC championship game.It was the biggest come-from-behind win in SEC championship history, but what made the victory even more dramatic was how Alabama won in the fourth quarter.center_img SEC championship game: 3 takeaways from No. 1 Alabama’s comeback win over No. 4 Georgia Tua Tagovailoa injury update: Alabama QB leaves SEC championship with leg injurylast_img read more