Witness to LA History: Biddy Mason

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Witness to LA History: Biddy Mason

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Witness to LA History emerged as the first digital production of the UCLA/SPARC Cesar Chavez Digital Mural Lab composed of six, 8'x 9' digital murals output on vinyl. Each piece represents a different group that has contributed to the multi-ethnic history of Los Angeles. There are ghosts – perhaps even angels – that live between the spaces of our lives, Biddy Mason, an African-American woman, is one who walks among us in the Central Market and downtown on Broadway. Biddy, a slave who was freed in 1854, was a community worker who helped people in need. She is the beautiful angel, a ghost on the Angel’s Flight that will remain a part of the story of Los Angeles. Although she is not written into our textbooks, her presence is among us. Here, she is surrounded in the windows of angel’s Flight by images of other people who are and have made history. They are the people who have struggled for justice, equality and truth.

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