California Seized Land From a Black Family 98 Years Ago. Officials Just Voted to Return It.
Bruce's Beach was a thriving resort community for Black families when the state took the land under the guise of eminent domain in 1924. It will now return to the Bruce family.
By Curtis Bunn, NBC News Ninety-eight years after California officials seized prime oceanfront land from a Black family that had built a thriving community there, a Los Angeles County commission voted Tuesday to return the property to the original owners’ family. The descendants of Willa and Charles Bruce, who purchased the land for $1,225 in […]