The city of Los Angeles owns the entire zoo, its land and facilities, and the animals. Animal care, grounds maintenance, construction, education, public information, and administrative staff are city employees. As of June , Denise M. Verret serves as the zoo's director, the first female African American director of an Association of Zoos and Aquariums -accredited institution. The site of the current zoo was formerly the location of Rodger Young Village , which was itself built on the land which had been used for the Griffith Park Aerodrome. The zoo opened in its present location on November 28,
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American History USA
The History of African Americans in Los Angeles includes significant contributions in the arts and culture, science, education, architecture and politics. He was buried in the old Calvary Cemetery in downtown Los Angeles. Blacks and mulattoes did not face legal discrimination until after California was handed over to the United States in Many white Southerners who came to California during the Gold Rush brought with them racist attitudes and ideals. In , there were twelve black people registered as residents of Los Angeles. Because many blacks were enslaved until abolition in , few blacks migrated to Los Angeles before then. Due to the construction of the Santa Fe Railroad and a settlement increase in , increasing numbers of blacks came to Los Angeles.
Life, Death and Grief in Los Angeles
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