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we-are-la: Who is Cecil Fergerson? This question comes from...: we-are-la: Who is Cecil Ferge...

we-are-la: Who is Cecil Fergerson? This question comes from...: we-are-la: Who is Cecil Ferge...

This question comes from reader Carrie Yutzy , who says she drives by this sign on Adams just west of Buckingham Road all the time and wonders. The sign calls Angeleno Cecil Fergerson a “living cultural treasure of Los Angeles.” Here’s why: Fergerson worked his way from janitor to curator at the County Museum of Art and brought the black community into arts and art into the community. In the process, he emerged as an icon and godfather to successive generations of black artists. “I saw I could give something back by dealing with the cultural life of the community.“ – Cecil Fergerson in 1991 He went to work as a teenage janitor at the County Museum of Art in 1948 after graduating from Jordan High School in Watts. At the time, the art museum was the smallest part of the museum complex in Exposition Park. The Watts Riots in August of 1965 sparked in him a desire to learn more...

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