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Feb. 19, 1992

Los Angeles native John Singleton became the first African American to be nominated for a best director Oscar – and, at age 24, the youngest ever nominated for the award – for his film, “Boyz ‘n the Hood,” which portrayed the gritty side of urban life in south central LA.

– For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.

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