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|Title:||"This tract is exclusive and restricted," circa Sept. 28, 1950, Los Angeles|
|Date:||1950 Sept. 28|
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.
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|Types:||Black-and-white photographs | StillImage|
|Subjects:||Bass, Charlotta A., 1880-1969 | African Americans--Civil rights--California--Los Angeles | Los Angeles (Calif.)--Race relations | Los Angeles (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc. | Discrimination in housing--California--Los Angeles | Segregation--California--Los Angeles | Veterans--United States | African American veterans | Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles | Race discrimination--California--Los Angeles | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | 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:||Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research|
Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles
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