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"This tract is exclusive and restricted," circa Sept. 28, 1950, Los Angeles

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Creator:Smith, Irving C.
Title:"This tract is exclusive and restricted," circa Sept. 28, 1950, Los Angeles
Date:1950 Sept. 28
Description:

Photograph of a sign in front of housing tract reading "This tract is exclusive and restricted." The photograph was published in the California Eagle on Sept. 28, 1950, and contained the following caption: "EXCLUSIVE AND RESTRICTED is the invitation to white veterans from builders of the Sunkist Gardens project in Southeast Los Angeles. Negro vets who apply are told the development is for white veterans only. Southeast Negro veterans will enlist the NAACP and American Legion support against the restrictions." The sign illustrates the racism that existed in the Los Angeles housing market, where many properties had restrictive covenants that barred African-Americans and other minorities from buying or renting homes. The Eagle, under the direction of publisher Charlotta Bass, campaigned to end racial discrimination in housing.

Local identification number: scl-m0193

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0193~1; scl-mss064-0193~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:African Americans--Civil rights--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century | Minorities--California--Los Angeles | Race relations--California--Los Angeles | Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions--20th century | Los Angeles (Calif.)--Race relations | Los Angeles (Calif.)--History--20th century | Los Angeles (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc. | Discrimination in housing--California--Los Angeles | African Americans--California--Los Angeles--Social conditions--20th century | African Americans--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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