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Miriam Matthews Award for Hunt, Ramon

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Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramon of UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies will receive the Miriam Matthews Award on Dec. 10. Hunt and Ramon won the award for their work editing the book "Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities," an anthology of essays, maps, demographics and anecdotes examining the complexities of African American history in Los Angeles.
 
Hunt is the director of UCLA's Bunche center and a professor of sociology. His research interests include race, media and cultural studies. He currently manages several research projects on the experiences of African Americans, as well as a major project focusing on the issue of diversity in the Hollywood entertainment industry. 
 
Ramon is the assistant director of the Bunche center and a social psychologist who focuses on conflict perceptions and racial and gender stereotypes. Ramon managed the Bunche center's Black Los Angeles Project and College Access Project for African Americans. 
 
The Miriam Matthews Award is named in honor of the archivist and community activist who was also the first African American librarian in the Los Angeles Public Library system.
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