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 on the link below to explore a lesson from the Mervyn M. Dymally Curriculum.


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