Inglewood Stories, a three-story montage by artist Michael Massenburg, combines images of Inglewood's past and present blended in atmospheric painted passages. Inglewood’s diverse generations and ethnic communities are depicted next to images of historic streetcars and NASA’s Space Shuttle that travelled through Inglewood streets in 2012. The 1936 postmark and cancelled stamp in the top right of the artwork support a handwritten letter from an Inglewood resident to President Theodore Roosevelt. Thematically uniting the artwork is the writer’s central question to the President: are we family?
Massenburg selected photographs, postcards and letters from the Inglewood Public Library Special collections to accompany his original photographs.