Bound for freedom : Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America /

Paul Bontemps decided to move his family to Los Angeles from Louisiana in 1906 on the day he finally submitted to a strictly enforced Southern custom-he stepped off the sidewalk to allow white men who had just insulted him to pass by. Friends of the Bontemps family, like many others beckoning their...

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Author / Creator: Flamming, Douglas.
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
Series:George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Staking a claim in the west
  • Southern roots, Western dreams
  • The conditions of heaven
  • Claiming Central Avenue
  • A civic engagement
  • Politics and patriotism
  • pt. II. Civil rights as a way of life
  • Fighting spirit in the 1920s
  • The business of race
  • Surging down Central Avenue
  • Responding to the depression
  • Race and New Deal liberalism.