Contributor biographical information for The Great Black Way : L.A. in the 1940s and the lost African-American Renaissance / R.J. Smith.


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RJ Smith is a senior editor at Los Angeles Magazine. He was a columnist for The Village Voice, a senior contributing editor at Details, and a staff writer for Spin, and has written for major magazines including The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and Rolling Stone. His research for The Great Black Way was underwritten by the Getty Research Institute and by USC's Center for Transnational and Multiethnic Studies. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Smith now lives in L.A.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
African American arts -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Central Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History -- 20th century.
African American neighborhoods -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Community life -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
African Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Biography.
Interviews -- California -- Los Angeles.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.