African American Historic Places, Los Angeles

African American Historic Places, Los Angeles, a collaboration between Los Angeles City Planning’s Office of Historic Resources and Getty, seeks to advance the understanding, identification, protection, conservation, and celebration of the city’s Black heritage. It provides the opportunity to rethink historic preservation policies and processes to better support social justice and equity goals.

Project Updates & Events

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African American Historic Places, Los Angeles Kickoff

LA City Planning joined with the Getty Conservation Institute on June 24 to host the first community event for African American Historic Places, Los Angeles, a joint project to identify, preserve, and celebrate African American heritage.

Watch the LA Cityview Channel 35 Coverage of the Kickoff Event.

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Tell Us About a Place That Matters to You!

We are inviting community members into the preservation process by giving you an opportunity to tell stories about African American places that matter to you. Are there any special places associated with African American heritage that you think need more awareness or protection? Join our preservation efforts and share your place-based story with the African American Historic Places, LA - Community Survey:


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Brockman Gallery, 1967–90, Leimert Park. Photo: Elizabeth Daniels, © J. Paul Getty Trust.

From 1967–90, this row of storefronts was occupied by the Brockman Gallery. The Black-owned gallery exhibited works of both emerging and established African American artists and helped forge a thriving Black art and business community in Leimert Park.