LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2006 --

What: Media preview of "Intersections of South Central: People and Places in Historic and Contemporary Photographs," an exhibit which opens at the California African American Museum on Thursday, Nov. 16, which goes beyond myth and misunderstanding to show a vibrant neighborhood which is truly a community. The exhibit covers 70 years of life in South Los Angeles and is sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California. The exhibit will extend through April 28, 2007.

Black and white vintage location photographs culled from the Automobile Club of Southern California Archives, the Los Angeles Unified School District photo collection, the Harry Adams Jr. Collection at Cal State Northridge and the Huntington Library. These images are paired with modern color images shot in 2006 by several accomplished contemporary African American photographers.

When: 6: p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16.

Where: California African American Museum, 600 State St., Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Visit http://www.caamuseum.org for more details.

Who: CAAM's Charmaine Jefferson; LA County Sup. Yvonne Braithewaite Burke; CAAM History Curator Christopher Jimenez y West; Alice Bisno, Auto Club VP of Legislative Affairs; exhibit Co-curator and Auto Club Historian Matt Roth; and special guest photographers.

Photo opps: Great then-and-now photos of south Los Angeles history displayed in the newly remodeled California African American Museum. Interviews with modern-era photographers, some of whom grew up in South Central Los Angeles. Presentation of 1947 Mack & Mack gas station photograph at Jefferson and Orchard to station owner's daughter Alice Blanton.

Contact Information: RSVP/Contacts: Chris Jimenez y West 213-744-7426 Automobile Club of Southern California: Elaine Beno 714-885-2324 Email Contact Jeffrey Spring 714-885-2333 Email Contact Marie Montgomery Email Contact 714-885-2320