Japanese-American Internment 75th Anniversary Event on February 18

On Saturday, February 18, the Boyle Heights Historical Society is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The anniversary of this controversial measure, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, takes on even more meaning in the current political climate. Guest speakers include former California Assembly member George Nakano and Susan Tenorio. The free event is being held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Benjamin Franklin branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, 2200 East First Street in Boyle Heights. For more information and to
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Hadda Books Presentation This Saturday!

In recognition of Black History Month, the Boyle Heights Historical Society is offering a free program on Boyle Heights musician Hadda Brooks this Saturday, January 28 from Noon to 3 p.m. at the Benjamin Franklin branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, 2200 E. 1st Street, Boyle Heights. On the heels of his excellent multi-part posts on Brooks for the Boyle Heights History Blog, Society advisory board member Rudy Martinez will give the presentation on Brooks, who was raised in Boyle Heights and whose musical career from the 1940s onward made her one of the most striking and compelling artists
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Final Part of Hadda Brooks Post Up on the Blog!

The fourth and final part of the post on Boyle Heights-born and raised pianist/singer Hadda Brooks is up on the blog. Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez did a great job researching and writing this excellent post. Check it out at: http://boyleheightshistoricalsociety.com/wp-login.php.
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3rd Part of Hadda Brooks Post Up on the Blog!

The third of four parts of BHHS Advisory Board member Rudy Martinez’ great post on Hadda Brooks, a pianist and singer who was from Boyle Heights, is now published on the Boyle Heights History Blog. Check it out at: http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/.
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New Boyle Heights History Blog Post is Up!

Rudy Martinez, an Boyle Heights Historical Society Advisory Board member, has come up with another fascinating post for the Boyle Heights History Blog. Rudy’s post on Hadda Brooks, a pianist who was born and raised in Boyle Heights, is now up, so go check it out: http://boyleheightshistoricalsociety.com/wp-login.php.
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BHHS Dia de los Muertos Altar at Mariachi Plaza

The Boyle Heights Historical Society is putting up an altar at Mariachi Plaza at the corner of 1st Street and Boyle Avenue in honor of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This is this coming Sunday the 30th at 5 p.m. The location is at the stage area at the plaza’s Metrolink station entrance. The Society has, for the past three years, put up its own altar, but is now inviting anyone from the community to come and add a loved one’s photo or a note on a Memory Tree that will be there. It should be noted
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New Historic Boyle Heights Photo Up on the Blog

A circa 1920s real photo postcard of what is labeled, on the back, Fleishman’s Cafe at Brooklyn {César Chávez) and Soto, is the subject of the latest post on the Boyle Heights History Blog. Check it out at: http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/.
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New Post on the Boyle Heights History Blog!

It’s been way too long since the last post, but there is a new one at the Boyle Heights History Blog showing a great old photo of the Neuman Brothers saloon interior. So, go check it out over at: http://boyleheightshistoryblog.blogspot.com/.
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