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MLK & The Boys: An L.A. Story

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to L.A. in 1964 and made a pit stop in a place dear to me…and my own history in the city.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King at Boys Market in Los Angeles in 1964-photo from news clip provided courtesy of UCLA Film Archives



Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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Janice R Littlejohn

Career journalist. Writing things I’m passionate about incl. sharing Black women’s stories — and my own. Connect with me at