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 California was once a destination, a playground for Black families in southern California – and there were others. Dr. Alison Rose Jefferson, researcher and native Californian tells the remarkable story of the legacy of these places in the book, Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era.

Note: This interview was recorded prior to the April 20, 2021, LA County Board of Supervisors vote to begin the process of returning the land to the Bruce family.

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