Architect Paul Williams (in a photo thought to be from the 1940s or '50s) developed the ability to sketch buildings upside down to accommodate white clients who might not want to sit next to him. Courtesy of Karen E. Hudson hide caption

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A Trailblazing Black Architect Who Helped Shape L.A.

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Rodney King Dies In Swimming Pool At Age 47

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Nailing The American Dream, With Polish

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Obama To Fundraise In Economically Strapped Calif.

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The L.A. Riots, As A Neighbor Remembers It

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A crowd of more than a thousand rallied in Los Angeles on May 2, 1992, calling for healing between Koreans and the African-American community. David Longstreath/AP hide caption

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How Koreatown Rose From The Ashes Of L.A. Riots

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After suffering from injuries from the beating and struggling publicly with alcoholism, today Rodney King is contented, sober and engaged — to Cynthia Kelley, who served on the jury of King's civil trial against the city. Morgan St. John hide caption

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Rodney King Comes To Grips With 'The Riot Within'

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Dick Clark, America's Oldest Teenager, Dies At 82

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Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial Draws Ire

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Many Colors Of Prejudice Are Revealed In 'Dark Girls'

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Data Reveal Complex Picture Of Hispanic-Americans

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Sold: Dodgers Get New Owners

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Civil rights leaders and residents of Sanford, Fla., attend a meeting Tuesday to discuss the death of Trayvon Martin, who was shot by a neighborhood watch captain. The Justice Department and the FBI opened an investigation into the shooting, and the local state attorney announced that he had asked a grand jury to investigate. Gerardo Mora/Getty Images hide caption

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Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight

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A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., explores life at Monticello from the perspectives of the men, women and children owned by Thomas Jefferson. During his lifetime, he kept more than 600 slaves at Monticello. Monticello, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Inc. hide caption

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Life At Jefferson's Monticello, As His Slaves Saw It

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Campaign Honors 'The Help' For Domestic Awareness

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