Manhattan Beach: Swimming Together

Photo: California African American Museum

Manhattan Beach, CA: Swimming Together
By Heather McGhee | The Sum of Us Podcast
September 7, 2022

The wealthy beachfront community of Manhattan Beach, California—known for its surf culture—has a Black population of less than 1%. You’d never know that a black couple was one of its founding families. In the early 1900s, the city government seized a thriving Black-owned beach resort after pressure from white residents and the Ku Klux Klan…

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