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Soul stirring testimony to the human story of Los Angeles

Founded in 2012, the Museum of Social Justice collection has documents, photographs, artefacts that... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2019
TMenon
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Chennai
Interesting Free Museum Next to Our Lady Queen of Angeles

December 31, 2016 - Upon exiting Our Lady Queen of Angeles Catholic Church, we discovered the free... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2017
JerryH9905
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

December 31, 2016 - Upon exiting Our Lady Queen of Angeles Catholic Church, we discovered the free museum, Museum of Social Justice. It is in the basement of the church and one could easily miss the entrance, if not paying attention.

Once descending the stairs, you find yourself among many well presented black and white photos, clothing exhibits, and more. It is very educational to stop and read each narrative and to see some of the clothing from the early 1900s. Although all the photos and exhibits were interesting, one photo caught my attention. It is a photo showing the first Latino friendly water fountain from the early 1900s. At that time, Latinos were not allowed to drink from water fountains in Los Angeles. I include a picture of the fountain and a picture of the actual water fountain that is located in the adjacent Lady of Queens Church.

While we were visiting the museum, a college student was stationed at a table near the back and she answered many of our questions and offered additional information about the museum.

If you are in the area, I recommend taking less than an hour to visit the Museum of Social Justice.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

This is not easy to find, but make the effort. The entrance is on the Plaza at El Pueblo de Los Angles Historic Park, but you enter through a obscure door on the corner of the Plaza and Olvera Street and walk down a flight of stairs to the basement of the Plaza Methodist Church. The museum is a single open space with exhibits around the walls and some cases toward the center. On the day that I visited, the exhibit was on Katherine Higgins who established Goodwill of Southern California. Photography is not allowed, admission by donation.

Date of experience: August 2016
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