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Zocalo: When MLK thrilled LA – and me

Posted January 18, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
The author at the 1960 Democratic National Convention. Courtesy of the author.

A rally in the Sports Arena Changed Me From Picketer to Freedom Rider
In the mid-1950s, when I was a teenager, I moved with my family from Buffalo, New York to Los Angeles. I’d spent my early years on the Lower East Side of New York and had lived all my life in apartments. In Los Angeles, we lived in a house in Highland Park …

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