Natural Kuumba Hair Salon
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Rolland Joseph 'Speedy' Curtis was born in Louisiana in 1922. After serving three years in the Marines during World War II, he and his wife, Gloria, relocated from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 1946. Curtis served four years with the Los Angeles Police Department, but resigned from the force in order to pursue both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from USC. He later became involved in city politics, as an associate of Sam Yorty, and later a field deputy to City Council members Billy Mills and Tom Bradley. He was briefly director of the Model Cities program in 1973. Rolland J. Curtis died in his home in 1979, the victim of a homicide. An affordable housing complex on Exposition Blvd. near Vermont Ave. was named in his honor in 1981, along with a nearby street and park.
A woman having her hair done in a "natural" style at Natural Kuumba Hair Salon.
- Curtis, Rolland J
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- Natural Kuumba Hair Salon (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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- Curtis, Rolland J. Natural Kuumba Hair Salon. [n.d.]. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/DoSearch?index=z&databaseID=968&terms=0000061102. (Accessed August 19, 2018.)
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