This website has information that can be used by many people--students
in high school and middle school, college and graduate students, teachers,
parents, researchers, and community members.
It tells the story of Charlotta Bass, a crusading journalist and extraordinary
political activist who fought
for civil rights for many decades in the first part of the twentieth
century. It also has research resources
that can be used to learn about Bass in more detail, including photos,
documents and memorabilia, a bibliography, and links to sites that provide background information
on some of the terms, events, and people mentioned on this site.
Teachers and students (of all ages) can use this website to learn how
to conduct research using primary documents, and to gain new insights
into Los Angeles history by studying about Charlotta Bass, a truly
exemplary individual and important local figure.
Learn about using primary sources...
A curriculum designed for the third grade is currently available
(PDF). Additional classroom-ready materials and education resources
will be added to the site over time, so please keep checking back.
We also invite parents and teachers to contact
us here at the Southern California Library to provide feedback on
the types of resources that might be helpful.
Download a Charlotta Bass curriculum...