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Alison Rose Jefferson’s latest features include:

$75M Beachfront Property Taken From Black Owners in 1927 Set to Be Returned to Descendants
By Staff | Inside Edition CBS 2 LA

Debuted April 16, 2021.

Watch the video here.

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Reclaiming 50 years of lost African American history in Santa Monica

by Adrienne Alpert | ABC7 News Belmar History + Art project

Debuted March 16, 2021.

See more here.

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LA County Looking to Return Land to the Family Descendants of Bruce’s Beach
by Jonathan Gonzalez | NBC4 TV News

Debuted March 1, 2021.

See more here.

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Black History Month: Do you know?…Belmar, Santa Monica?
by Gayle Anderson and Pablo Chacon, Jr. | KTLA Channel 5 TV

Debuted February 7 and 9, 2021.

See more here.

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Channel 35 TV show, LA Currents: Central Avenue Angels Walk.

Debuted November 20, 2020.

Watch the video here.
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“Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America” documentary film by Gretchen Soren and Rick Burns | Steeplechase Films.

Debuted on PBS TV stations October 14, 2020.


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African Americans persevered to Develop Communities During the Jim Crow Era.

CBS2 KCAL9 TV News LA.
Friday, February 28, 2020.
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Belmar History + Art, 5-minute film about this civic commemorative justice and education project that includes an outdoor public history exhibition with a large sculpture which is reinserting the erased African American experience back in the urban landscape of Santa Monica and its history.

August 2020.

Learn more about the Belmar History + Art project here.

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Spoke at the Culture Club event about Bruce’s Beach, the early twentieth-century African American resort in Manhattan Beach, California sabotaged by white supremacy.

August 22, 2020.

Watch the video here.
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“Radical Recreation,” a conversation between artist Derrick Adams and historian Alison Rose Jefferson, M.H.C., Ph.D., explores the theme of water in modern African American history—from segregation to access, from restricted clubs to public bathhouses, pools, and beaches—to the present day. Jefferson selected one of Adams’ work for the cover of her book, Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era. Both discussed the complexities of the Black lived experience illustrated in her book and his art.

Hudson River Museum.
June 14, 2020.

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Nick Gabaldon Day Virtual Event

June 4, 2020.

Read more here.

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Walking on Water: A Brief History on Black Surfers film by Rhasaan Nichols which debuted in 2020

Watch the film trailer here.

Watch the full film below.

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The inaugural winner of the ‘Race and Sport around the Globe’ short documentary competition, RSF Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival.

Film debuted August 7, 2019.

Read more here.

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Arizona State University Global Sports film competition articles which Rhasaan won at the 2019 Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival:

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California Coastal Access videos series produced by the California Coastal Commission and Thomas Rigler Productions.

Read more here.
Watch the videos here.

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BLUE SKY METROPOLIS documentary four-part television series.

KCET.
Debuted Sundays, July and August 2019.

See more here.

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Black History Month: Did You Know Val Verde, the Black Palm Springs?
by Gayle Anderson and Danielle Pendleton | KTLA Channel 5 TV

Friday, February 1, 2019.

Watch the video here.
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KCET television shows: 2019 LOST LA episode one (“Griffith Park: The Untold History”), debuted October 15, 2019 and the 2018 Emmy Award winning, LOST LA episode five (“Coded Geographies”) about “The Green Book, The Negro Motorist Travel Guide.

Debuted November 17, 2017.

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White Wash: The Documentary Film

Scene from documentary film White Wash is a documentary film, directed by Ted Woods and narrated by Grammy Award winner Ben Harper, which examines the history of “black consciousness” as it triumphs and evolves in the minds of black surfers.

View film trailer, interview with the director, screening info, and reviews »

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12 Miles North: The Documentary Film

12 Mile North, Docuplay Invitation, February 2012

12 Miles North is a documentary film by Richard Yelland that tells the inspiring and tragic story of Nick Gabaldon (1927–1951), the first documented surfer of African American and Mexican descent. A pioneering black Californian and American who died in the bloom of his manhood in a watery death, Gabaldon’s legacy has inspired many surfers of color and otherwise to consider him as a role model. His passion, athleticism, discipline, love and respect for the ocean live on as the quintessential qualities of the California surfer.

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