Articles & Interviews

Below are links to stories on people and places that have been overlooked in the “collective memory” of the heritage of the Southern California region and the United States.


Some of the stories include coverage of my research and public history programming efforts.

stories on people and places that have been overlooked

Podcast: Bruce’s Beach

Podcast: Bruce’s Beach

Cover Art: California African American Museum Podcast: Bruce's Beach By Julia Nutter | VICE News Reports, iHeartRadio August 12, 2021 In 1912, a Black couple named Charles and Willa Bruce bought a parcel...

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Cities grow more diverse but segregated

Cities grow more diverse but segregated

The first group of Freedom Riders left Washington, D.C., to challenge racial segregation on interstate buses and in bus terminals. Above, group members look over a map in 1961. Photo: Associated Press ...

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Reclaiming Bruce’s Beach

Reclaiming Bruce’s Beach

Photo: 60 Minutes+ streamed on Paramount+ Reclaiming Bruce's Beach (S1 E12) By Westley Lowery | 60 Minutes+ on Parmount+ Original May 2, 2021 60 Minutes+ visits Southern California where a black family...

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Once Upon A Beach In California

Once Upon A Beach In California

Photo: California African American Museum Once Upon A Beach In California By Mike Wesson | The Beat Podcast, TheBeatMedia.com April 21, 2021 (aired) You wouldn’t know it today, but Manhattan Beach in...

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