• Gina Greenlee, Author

A Black-Owned Beach Is Returned to Its Owners after 97 Years


African American Wedding

Wedding portrait of Charles Aaron and Willa A. Bruce who purchased the beachfront property in 1912. Image Credit: California African American Museum.


Governor Gavin Newsom
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The waterfront property, seized in 1924, was given back to the Bruce family that originally bought it. It’s now worth $75 million.


Governor Gavin Newsom
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