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Perloff Lecture: Compton Cowboys and California Love

Mar 11 @ 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

UCLA Urban Planning and UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies Perloff Lecture Series on Race in Transportation

Multimedia artist Walter Thompson-Hernández shares from his book, “The Compton Cowboys,” and latest NPR Podcast “California Love.”

In Compton, California, 10 black riders on horseback cut an unusual profile, their cowboy hats tilted against the hot Los Angeles sun. They are the Compton Cowboys, their small ranch one of the very last in a formerly semirural area of the city that has been home to African American horse riders for decades.

California Love is a new audio memoir about Walter’s coming of age in Los Angeles.