LA Dreamers: Our African-American Pioneers – Sweet Alice Harris

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) We’re celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Southern California’s African-American Pioneers.

Sweet Alice Harris is an L.A. Dreamer who has dedicated her life to her community.

Since the Watts riots of 1965 this community crusader has been striving to improve the conditions of South L.A.

The mother of seven founded the Black and Brown Committee with the purpose of starting peaceful communication between black and hispanic neighbors.

That committee blossomed into Parents of Watts, an organization that provides assistance to the disadvantaged.

This L.A. Dreamer’s programs continue to offer a variety of services, including parent training, English classes for immigrants and drop-out prevention.

To find out more about Sweet Alice Harris and other L.A. Dreamers, the Los Angeles Urban League has a special free exhibit called “The 90 That Built L.A.”

For more information, go to http://www.laul.org.

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