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Title
Natural Kuumba Hair Salon
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Curtis, Rolland J
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1969
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Rolland Joseph 'Speedy' Curtis was born in Louisiana in 1922. After serving three years in the Marines during World War II, he and his wife, Gloria, relocated from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 1946. Curtis served four years with the Los Angeles Police Department, but resigned from the force in order to pursue both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from USC. He later became involved in city politics, as an associate of Sam Yorty, and later a field deputy to City Council members Billy Mills and Tom Bradley. He was briefly director of the Model Cities program in 1973. Rolland J. Curtis died in his home in 1979, the victim of a homicide. An affordable housing complex on Exposition Blvd. near Vermont Ave. was named in his honor in 1981, along with a nearby street and park.
A woman having her hair done in a "natural" style at Natural Kuumba Hair Salon.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w;10x13 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00053385
Rolland J Curtis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
RC_0545.09
CARL0000061102
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/123229
Subject
Natural Kuumba Hair Salon (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Beauty shops--California--Los Angeles
Hairstyles--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Time Period
1961-1970

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