Department of African American Studies | Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez has been selected as one of two 2018 Local…


Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez has been selected as one of two 2018 Local Heroes honored by KCET and PBS SoCal, the channels of the newly formed Public Media Group of Southern California. The award honors the accomplishments of those who are dedicated to making a difference in their community, recognizing activists, educators, community leaders and visionaries doing critical work that often goes unrecognized in the Southern California region. Professor Lytle Hernández was chosen for the work she has done promoting social justice, most recently with her Million Dollar Hoods project, which uses police data to monitor incarceration costs in L.A. and reports on trends in the local criminal justice system.  This year’s Local Heroes were chosen from a group of 15 outstanding individuals…

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