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Slavery collections to be housed in Southland library

LOS ANGELES — A Southland library will become the home of two collections related to slavery and the abolitionist movement in 19th-century America. The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino has announced that it will be the new home for the collections. The first collection is records of Zachariah Taylor Shugart, Read More…

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MTA introduces tunnel-boring machine in South L.A.

LOS ANGELES — A machine that will soon begin drilling tunnels for a new light rail line through South Los Angeles was named in honor of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist “conductor” on the Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape bondage in the 19th century. “Harriet” the boring machine was lowered during a ceremony Feb. Read More…