Cover Photo: This photograph is of "The Crenshaw Wall," which is a piece of street artwork described in the author's memoir excerpt.
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Excerpt from ‘Underneath the Palm Trees’

This memoir excerpt was written by Eva Recinos in Megan Stielstra’s 12-Month Memoir Generator

Underneath the Palm Trees





South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s


Eva Recinos is a Los Angeles-based editor and writer. Her profiles, features and reviews have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, GOOD, The Guardian, KCET Artbound, Art21, Bitch, Jezebel and more. Her essays have appeared in Electric Literature, PANK, Blood Orange Review, Catapult, Refinery29 and more. She was a 2019 Idyllwild Writer's Week Nonfiction Fellow and a 2021 Pen America Emerging Voices Fellowship finalist. Eva runs a free monthly newsletter for creatives called Notes from Eva.

Photograph by Elaine Torres