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BLACKS IN CALIFORNIA – 1850-1910: Early black settlers sought freedom, opportunity

LOS ANGELES – A quest for freedom, new opportunities and a sunny, tropical climate were among the factors that inspired African Americans to venture west in 19th century America, as the frontier town of Los Angeles transitioned from a Mexico territory to become part of the Union State of California in 1850. It was not Read More…

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Black L.A. comes to life on legacy bus tour

LOS ANGELES — The rich legacy of African Americans in Los Angeles came to life Feb. 24 when members of the Black Cultural Events website held the first Historic African American Heritage bus tour to spotlight the city’s African-American contributions. “Black Cultural Events promotes and highlights black events in the greater Los Angeles area,” said Read More…