If you live in Los Angeles, you definitely have heard of Crenshaw Blvd. Crenshaw Boulevard is a north-south thoroughfare in Los Angeles, California, that runs through Crenshaw and other neighborhoods along a 23-mile route in the west-central part of the city.
Destination Crenshaw is an under-construction 1.3-mile-long (2.1 km) open-air museum along Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, dedicated to preserving the history and culture of African Americans. The project includes new pocket parks, outdoor sculptures, murals, street furniture, and landscaping. This major commercial corridor for the Hyde Park, Leimert Park and Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhoods is known as “the heart of African American commerce in Los Angeles”. The project was conceived to celebrate the Crenshaw business district as a black community amid fears of gentrification with the arrival of the K Line light rail and the NFL Stadium in Inglewood. In the midst of the transit construction and coming demographic changes, this placekeeping project celebrates being “unapologetically, authentically black.”
In this video, you can learn more about this project as it stands to provide an identity to the African American community and highlight the historic nature of South Los Angeles.
Video Courtesy of Destination Crenshaw and YouTube
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