Thursday, September 09, 2010

Celebrating LA's Diversity with Google Maps

Monuments: Diversity, Democracy and Freedom

The City Project has created a Google Map to help showcase Los Angeles' diversity. The map shows the locations of monuments in the city that celebrate diversity, democracy and freedom.

Each official monument shown on the map is an example of a site that demonstrates historic significance because it reflects or exemplifies the diversity of Los Angeles. Monuments have been chosen that are a testament to the important contributions of people of color, women, and workers or because they stimulate and promote a greater understanding of diversity, democracy, and freedom.

You can search the map by location or you can use the links in the map sidebar to zoom directly to a specific monument. The map has missed a trick by not adding an option to view the monuments in Street View, although a photograph and description is provided for each monument on the map.


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