Descendants Of Black Family Inherit $75 Million Home Lost 100 years Ago To Racist Laws And The KKK

SHARE:

Descendants Of Black Family Inherit $75 Million Home Lost 100 years Ago To Racist Laws And The KKK

The descendants of a black family who were forced to sell their family home due to racial segregation laws are set to inherit the property again, now valued at $75 million.

The home in Manhattan Beach, California was owned by Charles and Willa Bruce up until 1923 when they were forced to leave the area due to segregationist laws and intimidation from the local branch of the racist white supremacist terror group the Ku Klux Klan. The couple had original bought the property for $1,225 in 1912 and undertook extensive renovations.

The area had become popular with black families wanting their piece of the American dream. However, as the area became a tourist hot-spot locals feared that having a high-percentage of black people in the area would drive them away. Therefore, laws were changed to force the black families out and they were subject to violence and intimidation for the KKK. At one point, the KKK even tried to burn down the home with the Bruce's inside.

LA county Supervisor Janice Hahn said of the case:

"The Bruces had their California dream stolen from them. Generations of their descendants almost certainly would have been millionaires if they had been able to keep their property and their successful business."

The property was taken into the hands of the city in 1929 and left empty. It now serves as the base for a swimming school and local park.

The City Council stated:

"The Manhattan Beach of today is not the Manhattan Beach of one hundred years ago. The community and population of the City of Manhattan Beach are loving, tolerant, and welcoming to all. We reject racism, hate, intolerance, and exclusion. Today's residents are not responsible for the actions of others 100 years ago."

A spokesperson for the family said:

"After the family was railroaded out of town, they lived in Los Angeles destitute and so therefore, these people who did this to my family need to rectify it by any means, including apologize. I am hopeful that the people in California will see the importance of trying to right this wrong. Black-owned properties experienced tremendous amounts of hatred, harassment, hostility and violence at the hand of the Ku Klux Klan, who cold-bloodedly threatened the Bruces and other families who dared to enjoy their property."

[h/t: Upworthy]

COMMENTS

Name

Activism,1300,Art,768,BLM,22,Consciousness,1544,CoVid-19,138,Cures,226,Do it Yourself,112,Documentaries,71,Environment,1352,Fiction,2,Health,715,History,419,Human Intelligence,551,Inspirations,2,Inspiring Stories,4058,Justice,530,Mental Health,13,News,714,Nutrition,217,Philosophy,309,Photography,1584,Quantum Physics,29,Quizzes & Tests,145,Quotes,113,Relationships,780,Science,1033,Self Improvement,837,Spirituality,248,Sustainability,244,Technology,453,Truth,754,
ltr
item
Thinking Humanity: Descendants Of Black Family Inherit $75 Million Home Lost 100 years Ago To Racist Laws And The KKK
Descendants Of Black Family Inherit $75 Million Home Lost 100 years Ago To Racist Laws And The KKK
The descendants of a black family who were forced to sell their family home due to racial segregation laws are set to inherit the property again, now
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cR31DwZ8fec/YHn6yEF2p4I/AAAAAAAADxk/WJSvDxxpLyswSdcR4tFqkY8ZBbL2QhKyQCNcBGAsYHQ/s0/Descendants%2BOf%2BBlack%2BFamily%2BInherit%2B%252475%2BMillion%2BHome%2BLost%2B100%2Byears%2BAgo%2BTo%2BRacist%2BLaws%2BAnd%2BThe%2BKKK.webp
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cR31DwZ8fec/YHn6yEF2p4I/AAAAAAAADxk/WJSvDxxpLyswSdcR4tFqkY8ZBbL2QhKyQCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/Descendants%2BOf%2BBlack%2BFamily%2BInherit%2B%252475%2BMillion%2BHome%2BLost%2B100%2Byears%2BAgo%2BTo%2BRacist%2BLaws%2BAnd%2BThe%2BKKK.webp
Thinking Humanity
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2021/04/descendants-of-black-family-inherit-75-million-home-lost-100-years-ago-to-racist-laws-and-kkk.html
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2021/04/descendants-of-black-family-inherit-75-million-home-lost-100-years-ago-to-racist-laws-and-kkk.html
true
7064777598104498166
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy