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

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

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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.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs
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 | Los Angeles (Calif.) | Los Angeles County (Calif.)
Collection:
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research | University of Southern California. Digital Archive | Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection (University of Southern California. Digital Archive)
Online Publisher:[Los Angeles, Calif.] : University of Southern California Digital Archive
Original Material:

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles

Rights and Usage:

Cite as: [photographer]. [title]. From the Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles. Digitally reproduced by the University of Southern California Digital Archive. Available: http://digarc.usc.edu. Accessed [date].

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Forms part of online collection: Charlotta Bass / California Eagle collection.

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