Countdown to Watts

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Note: The Watts riots are eight years away. As far as I can tell, The Times didn’t even cover this story.

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Theresa Zeigler writes:
After I read this story about the influx of
Negroes and Hispanics in L.A. Country,  I was remembering that back when I was a
little girl in Inglewood, that there was a city ordinance that stated Negroes
had to be out of town by sunset if they were working for any families there
doing domestic work.  I can’t recall if they ever worked in the lima bean
fields.  My 4 brothers did though. 

 

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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