What local history have you witnessed?

Photograph by Addison N. Scurlock. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institute.

Was your family here during World War II or earlier? Were you among the first generation of families to buy houses that had been restricted by ownership covenants? Were you part of court-ordered school integration in Pasadena, Los Angeles and other areas? What events do you recall from 1968? 1984? 1992?

Our reporters are looking for seldom-aired stories about what it was like to grow up, attend school, raise a family and work in Southern California, where demographic shifts and societal changes have re-defined our region. We’re looking for living witnesses to share their first-hand knowledge for our on-air and online coverage.