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Coverage for grant RZ-266119-19

The Long Road to Freedom: Biddy Mason (1818-1891) and the Making of Black Los Angeles
Sarah Gordon, University of Pennsylvania

Grant details:

Op-Ed: California’s forgotten slave history (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Sarah Barringer Gordon, Kevin Waite
Publication: Los Angeles Times
Date: 1/19/2020
Abstract: Before the Civil War, San Bernardino was the most prosperous and fastest-growing settlement in Southern California. San Bernardino’s early success rested on a pair of seemingly incongruous forces: Mormonism and slavery.