Tag Archives: prejudice

June 11, 1908

ook, if you dare, into the mysterious disappearance of a fisherman on Santa Catalina Island named Tony the Greek, obscured not only by the details, but further muddied by the convoluted account in The Times. Toss in a private detective … Continue reading

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Jan. 29, 1908

Wow. Despite what I know about local history, I’m stunned by the article on the mass firing of Japanese employees across the city … Los Angeles County is looking for another coroner … Bad news in the courts for automobile … Continue reading

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Jan. 20, 1908

  More than 200 African Americans gather at First Methodist Church to protest the vandalism of a house on East 33rd Street that was rented to a black family (above, the original Jan. 16, 1908, story) …  A man on … Continue reading

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  June 21, 1957 Los Angeles If there was ever a headline that said: "Do Not Read Me," it would be "Chain-Reaction Tithing Adopted by Methodists." The real news, buried down in the story, is that the Southern California-Arizona Conference … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

June 3, 1957An alumnus of a large social fraternity has received a letter from national headquarters in Indianapolis alerting him to a "major crisis in California." Under this particular fraternity’s laws, Negroes and Orientals are not eligible for membership. The … Continue reading

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No blacks allowed

  May 9, 1957 Austin, Texas Texas State Rep. Joe Chapman is no opera lover, especially when the cast includes an African American in the lead. He wants soprano Barbara Louise Smith out of the university production of Henry Purcell’s … Continue reading

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