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California beachfront land taken from Black family returned in ceremony

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Charles and Willa Bruce built a beach resort for African Americans but were harassed and finally stripped of the land nearly a century ago. In the 1920s, the Manhattan Beach City Council condemned the property and took the land through eminent domain. The city, however, did nothing with the property, and it was transferred to the state of California in 1948. Two county supervisors will officially hand over the property deed Wednesday. Derrick and Anthony Bruce, a great-grandson and great-great grandson, are expected to be on hand.
2 months ago·Los Angeles County, United States

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California beachfront land taken from Black family returned in ceremony

By Rollo Ross MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - A century-old racial injustice was righted on Wednesday when the deed to Los Angeles County beachfront property that had been taken from an African-American couple was ceremoniously returned to their heirs. Dignitaries participating in the ceremony called the return of government land unjustly acquired from Black citizens unprecedented in the

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California beachfront taken from Black couple given to heirs

Los Angeles County officials have presented the deed to prime California oceanfront property to the heirs of a Black couple who built a beach resort for African Americans but were stripped of the land nearly a century ago

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California beach returned to heirs of Black owners

Los Angeles County officials on Wednesday presented the deed to prime California oceanfront property to the heirs of a Black couple who built a beach resort for African Americans but were harassed and finally stripped of the land nearly a century ago. (July 20) (Video by Eugene Garcia/AP)

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California beachfront taken from Black couple given to heirs

Los Angeles County officials have presented the deed to prime California oceanfront property to the heirs of a Black couple who built a beach resort for African Americans but were stripped of the land nearly a century ago

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California beachfront taken from Black couple given to heirs

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County officials on Wednesday presented the deed to prime California oceanfront property to the heirs of a Black couple who built a beach resort for African Americans but were harassed and finally stripped of the land nearly a century ago.

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California Beachfront Land Taken From Black Family Returned In Ceremony

A century-old racial injustice was righted on Wednesday when the deed to Los Angeles County beachfront property that had been taken from an African-American couple was ceremoniously returned to their heirs. Dignitaries participating in the ceremony called the return of government land unjustly acquired from Black citizens unprecedented in the United States and a model for other jurisdictions to follow. The property now belongs to Marcus and De…

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