By Ann Brown
Nearly 100 years have gone by, and a California city is trying to right a wrong committed against Black residents.
In 1924, the city of Manhattan Beach used a legal tool to steal an area known as Bruce’s Beach from Black property owners Willa and Charles Bruce. Los Angeles County currently owns some of that land and has announced that it is looking at returning it to the descendants of the Bruce family.
“The property that was once the Bruce’s is now owned by the County and I want LA County to be part of righting this wrong,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn said in a statement. “I am looking at everything from repurposing the property in a way that tells the history of Bruce’s Beach to actually giving the property back to the descendants of Charles and Willa Bruce.”