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 of land in Manhattan Beach, CA and turned it into a successful seaside resort for Black Californians. Until they were driven out of town — by white city officials who didn’t want Black neighbors. Now, a hundred years later, a new state law will allow for the return of the property to the Bruces’ descendants. But the city of Manhattan Beach refuses to apologize for its actions. VICE producer Julia Nutter heads to Manhattan Beach to explore the tensions playing out right now in what may be a test case of land reparations for African Americans.

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