Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary rebel leader. Hidalgo, regarded by most Mexican people as the "Father of the Country", was the founder of the Mexican War of Independence movement that fought for independence from Spain in the early 19th century. When Father Hidalgo rang the original bell in Dolores, Mexico, on September 16, 1810, his action became the opening salvo of the Mexican Wars of Independence from Spain. Independence was won in 1821, and at the conclusion of the revolt, Spanish control of Los Angeles ended, and for 26 years the city was an integral part of Mexico. Statue of Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, hero of Mexican independence, at Parque de Mexico.
Hidalgo y Costilla, Miguel,--1753-1811--Statues Monuments--California--Los Angeles Statues--California--Los Angeles Parks--California--Los Angeles Parque de Mexico (Los Angeles, Calif.) Shades of L.A. Collection photographs Shades of L.A. Mexican American photographs