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

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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The true damage in a racist land grab

The true damage in a racist land grab

Photo: Los Angeles Times The true damage in a racist land grab? By Alison Rose Jefferson | Los Angeles Times, OpEd April 5, 2021 The question of how to acknowledge and repair racist crimes of the past...

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Manhattan Beach, Bruce’s Beach and race

Manhattan Beach, Bruce’s Beach and race

Photo: Va Wikimedia Commons  / CC 2.0  Manhattan Beach, Bruce's Beach and racePress Play with Mdeleine Brand  | KCRW March 4, 2021 Manhattan Beach seized Bruce’s Beach, a thriving Black enclave. Now...

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“How Racism Ruined Black Santa Monica”

“How Racism Ruined Black Santa Monica”

Photo: Shades of L.A. Collection/Los Angeles Public Library Collection “How Racism Ruined Black Santa Monica” by Hadley Meares | In Arts & Entertainment, LAIST.com December 23, 2020 Read the article...

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