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Wattside Stories
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Show 107
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Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
California Revealed from Loyola Marymount University
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This documentary episode of Life and Times offers viewers a glimpse of life in Watts. Part One: Two person profile - Phil Simms and Kingston DeCour run "United Colors/Living Literature," a drama program from students at Watt’s Jordan High School. These men and their unique approach to reaching students are the subject of an in-depth profile. Their concepts have turned the lives of many students around an significantly reduced gang violence on campus. Part Two: An interview - Chilton Alfonse (BM) is the Director of the Youth Sports Foundation, a Crenshaw area residence and school for troubled youth. His reflections and thoughts about growing up in Watts area window to success of his unusual model program. Part three: A video essay - Watt’s "Black Family Day" is an annual celebration of the value of family in the African-American community. This video essay captures the food, music, dance, tradition and lore that are essential to define heritage and impart a sense of pride and belonging from generation to generation.
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Los Angeles County (Calif.)
KCET-TV Collection of Life and Times video recordings
Loyola Marymount University
California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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