Blacks in Cinema: Breaking Down Barriers and Increasing Diversity in Hollywood

In recognition of African-American Heritage Month, Councilman Curren Price on Feb. 5 joined L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson to honor black actors and filmmakers from the 70s.

The special presentation was part of this year’s “Blacks in Cinema” LA City Hall Bridge Display. Through this very special exhibit, the City pays tribute to scores of titans who fought for representation and inclusion in the face of racial discrimination. 

“This exhibit turns the lens on and tells the stories behind strong black leading men, women and filmmakers.” Councilman Price said. “We acknowledge their bravery and courage to command the spotlight and forever change not only the course of Hollywood but American history.”

Stop by the City Hall Bridge on the third floor this February to learn more about the contributions of these cinematic heroes. 


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