Members of the American Federation of Labor at the 38th annual convention of the State Federation of Labor, held in Long Beach. Tension between members of the American Federation of Labor and the Committee for Industrial Organization members, which were then two separate entities, was prominant at the Convention.
View from above of shoppers around a table of rayon print dresses during the semiannual Dollar Day sale in downtown Los Angeles. Stores hired extra salespersons and the city arranged for extra streetcars and policemen to accommodate the more than 200,000 bargain-hunters who came out for the sale
Pan American Day was first celebrated on April 14, 1931 to commemorate the 1890 establishment of the Union of American Republics, later called the Pan American Union. This body subsequently evolved into the Organization of American States. Pan American Day is an international holiday that celebrates the cultures of North and South American nations and stresses inter-American goodwill.
After the murder and assault convictions of 17 Mexican American youths in the Sleepy Lagoon murder case, the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee advocated for the defendants until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the convictions as a miscarriage of justice.