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a thoughtful Mervyn M. Dymally explains his ideas and logos for collaboration members

Project: Mervyn M. Dymally

We are delighted to share the Mervyn M. Dymally Curriculum featuring bridge-builder Mervyn M. Dymally (1926-2012) with you and your students. This curriculum was inspired by an Autry Classroom Curators (ACC) partnership with California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA). Created by the Autry’s Education department, ACC is a project-based learning program for kindergarten through college educators and students.

The Mervyn M. Dymally Curriculum is about public educator, politician, and Cal State LA alumnus Mervyn M. Dymally. This curriculum was based on an online exhibition called Mervyn M. Dymally: The Bridge-Builder of Los Angeles. Cal State LA students and staff including Dr. Dawn A. Dennis (Faculty, the Department of History), Azalea Camacho (Archivist and Special Collections Librarian), and Kendall Faulkner (Social Sciences Librarian) created the online exhibition.

The Autry’s Education department provided support for the Mervyn M. Dymally: The Bridge-Builder of Los Angeles online exhibition by co-creating K-12 standards-based lessons featuring Mervyn M. Dymally with Dr. Dennis, Ms. Camacho, and Ms. Faulkner. We encourage you to share the Mervyn M. Dymally Curriculum with your students. Click this link to explore a lesson from the Mervyn M. Dymally Curriculum.

Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:

Dean and Laura Beresford · Molly and Neal Brockmeyer · Vince and Colleen Caballero · Capital Group · David F. Eisenberg · The Georgina-Fredrick Children's Foundation · Christy McAvoy · Marleen and Bruce Rognlien · Robert E. Ronus · Brenda and Gary Ruttenberg · The Steinmetz Foundation · Virginia F. Stevenson · Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of the American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
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