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California is home of the skater boys and surfer boys and on the surface these boys often appear as the blonde bad boys girls love. However, there is a very deep multicultural subculture that is finally getting some shine. On July 28, the Californa African-American Museum (CAAM) in Los Angeles is honoring these individuals in an exhibit featuring African-Americans and Polynesians in skateboarding, surfing and roller skating entitled How We Roll. This show will feature artwork and photography by prolific skaters and surfers such as Glen E. Friedman, Grant Brittain, Jim Goodrich, Lance Dawes, Atiba Jefferson, Neftalie, Keith ‘K-Dub’ Williams, and pioneering black female skater Stephanie Person. This exhibit will run until January 2011.

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How We Roll covers pioneering African-American skateboarders from the late 60s and 70s like Marty Grimes, Alan Scott, Steve Steadham and Chuck Treece. There will also be exhibits to feature more modern skaters like Stevie Williams, Kareem Watson, Karl Watson and newbies Terry Kennedy, Paul Rodriguez, Nyjah Huston and Malcolm Watson.

In addition, How We Roll will focus on how these indivudals participation within the subculture has greatly influenced other aspects that have now been adopted into skate culture.  These aspects include music, retail and social activism. The CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. For more information please visit their website or call 213-744-7432.