Photo: A person walks on the sand at Bruce’s Beach on April 19, 2021 in Manhattan Beach.
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How Bruce’s Beach Was Stolen From The Black Family That Owned It — And How They Got It Back
By Hadley Meares | LAist.com
October 14, 2021
For Black Angelenos in the early 1900s, “a day at the beach” often meant a day at Bruce’s Beach. They would wake up early, catch a Red Car and ride it to the South Bay. Situated between 26th and 27th Streets, their destination was a slice of paradise. Owners Charles and Willa Bruce made sure guests had everything they needed — bathing suits for rent, changing rooms, towels, snacks.
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