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date: 17 February 2020

Los Angeles.locked

  • Thomas Jessen Adams

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Los Angeles has proved to be one of the most important and unusual cities in African American urban history. Los Angeles was one of the principal geographical destinations in the mid-twentieth century Second Great Migration, and the history of African Americans there has both been shaped by and has helped to shape the distinctive economic, spatial, political, and ethnic history of Southern California.

A version of this article originally appeared in The Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present.

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