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LA County may return beachfront land taken from Black family

Added 03-06-21 06:22:02pm EST - “Los Angeles county officials may return a beachfront property that was seized from a Black family nearly a century ago.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “LA County may return beachfront land taken from Black family”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles county officials may return a beachfront property that was seized from a Black family nearly a century ago.

Manhattan Beach used eminent domain in 1924 to force Willa and Charles Bruce, the city’s first Black landowners, off the land where they lived, KABC-TV reported Friday. They also ran a resort for Black families during a time when beaches in the strand were segregated.

Part of the land was developed into a city park. It is now owned by Los Angeles County and house the county’s lifeguard headquarters and training center.

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County Supervisor Janice Hahn said she’s exploring options to restore justice for the family, including giving the land back, paying for what they lost or leasing the property from them so the lifeguard building can remain at the location.

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