COVID and life expectancy
Illustration/Egan Jimenez

A decline in life expectancy

COVID-19 drove the largest single-year decline in U.S. life expectancy in four decades, USC researchers found. Black and Latino populations were especially hard-hit.

Martin Luther King Jr. at the Coliseum
Photo/Bob Miller, Valley Times Collection/Los Angeles Public Library

King’s L.A. moments and mission

The civil rights leader visited USC and its surrounding neighborhoods throughout the late ’50s and ’60s in his quest to improve the lives of Black Americans.