Dai’Quiriya Martinez

Independent Historian
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Dai’Quiriya Martinez was born in Los Angeles, California but she also has family ties to New Orleans, East Texas, and Oklahoma. She attended Los Angeles City College, majoring in Liberal Arts.  After graduating from Los Angeles City College, she enrolled in California State University, Dominguez Hills where she majored in history and chose anthropology as her minor. After graduating with a B.A. degree, she taught middle school social studies/ history. She later returned to Cal State Dominguez Hills and received an M.A. degree in Multicultural Education.

Dai’Quiriya has traveled to a variety of historic sites. In 1993 she participated in an ethnographic study in Southern Mexico of the Costa Chica region. She also visited the historic site of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico and a variety of sites in California and the U.S. Southwest. She is a continuous student and enthusiast of history-based subjects and enjoys teaching, learning, reading, writing, crafts, and jewelry making.

James H. Garrott (1897-1991)

Image Ownership: Public domain James Homer Garrott was an African American modernist architect. He was pivotal to the creation of many historic buildings in the Los Angeles, Californiaarea, designing more than 200 buildings throughout the city, including municipal buildings, schools, medical buildings, and over 25 churches between … Read MoreJames H. Garrott (1897-1991)

Homer L. Garrott (1915-1998)

Image Ownership: Public domain Homer L. Garrott was the first African American California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer. He served for 22 years with the department. While serving as a highway patrolman, he attended law school and later became a Los Angeles municipal judge. Homer L. Garrott … Read MoreHomer L. Garrott (1915-1998)