West of Jim Crow : the fight against California's color line /

African Americans who moved to California in hopes of finding freedom and full citizenship instead faced all-too-familiar racial segregation. As one transplant put it, "The only difference between Pasadena and Mississippi is the way they are spelled." From the beaches to streetcars to scho...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hudson, Lynn M. (Lynn Maria), 1961- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2020]
Table of Contents:
  • Freedom Claims: Reconstructing the Golden State
  • "This Is Our Fair and Our State": Race Women, Race Men, and the Panama Pacific International Exposition
  • "The Best Proposition Ever Offered to Negroes in the State": Building an All-Black Town
  • A Lesson in Lynching
  • Burning Down the House: California's Ku Klux Klan
  • The Only Difference between Pasadena and Mississippi Is the Way They're Spelled: Swimming in Southern California
  • Remembering (and Forgetting) Jim Crow.