Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era

January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020

7:00 PM To 8:50 PM

Chevalier's Books, North Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/alison-rose-jefferson

323 - 465 - 1334

Event Description

Los Angeles historian Alison Rose Jefferson will present an illustrated book talk and signing. In her new book, Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era, Jefferson reconstructs important local stories of African Americans who fought for equal access and the full range of human experience and fulfillment in exploration of California’s offerings as they contributed to the state’s development and the broader freedom rights struggle in the United States.

The places where these Afro-Angeleno stories happened include Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan Beach, the Bay Street Beach in Santa Monica, Eureka Villa in the Santa Clarita Valley, and Lake Elsinore and Corona’s Parkridge Country Club in Riverside County.

Jefferson is currently a consultant working on history projects revolving around the African American experience during the Jim Crow era for Belmar History + Art, a civic commemoration project in Santa Monica and the Central Avenue heritage trail with Angels Walk L.A. She is a featured historian in the 2019-20 season of the KCET LOST LA television show, episode one, “Griffith Park: The Untold History.” You can learn more about Jefferson’s activities at her website, www.alisonrosejefferson.com.

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