"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
MALIBU—With support from California Humanities, Pepperdine Libraries’ Preserving the History of South Los Angeles initiative has recorded oral history interviews as part of the broader effort to preserve the voices and lived experiences of members of the African American community in South Los Angeles. We spoke to elders in the community who come from a faith background, especially one rooted in the Church of Christ tradition, and who have uplifted their community through their work. Most of their interview participants also have a connection to Pepperdine or its former campus, which was in South Los Angeles from 1937-1981. Please join a community lunch and discussion with interviewees to celebrate the launch of an official website for this project.
Where: Payson Library | Surfboard Room | 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
When: Thursday, December 7, 2023, 12-1 pm
FREE, register on this page.
This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.