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Professor Paul Von Blum in the News!
May 2, 2018

UCLA historian curates exhibit on African-American artists in Los Angeles. 

UCLA’s Paul Von Blum has dedicated his life to the civil rights movement. He has testified against the Ku Klux Klan, participated in sit-ins and worked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Today, he continues to be an active ally in the fight against injustice.

Von Blum, senior lecturer in African American studies and communication at UCLA, recently helped curate an exhibition at the Watts Towers Arts Center based on his most recent book, “Creative Souls: African American Artists in Greater Los Angeles.”

The exhibition, which Von Blum curated along with Roise Lee Hooks, director of the Watts Towers Arts Center, features works in a variety of mediums, ranging from painting to sculpture to photography.

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