California returns beachfront property taken from Black couple in 1920s

California returns beachfront property taken from Black couple in 1920s

California returns beachfront property taken from Black couple in 1920s

Board unanimously agrees to complete transfer of parcels in area known as Bruce’s Beach, which was a resort for Black Americans

The Los Angeles county board of supervisors has voted to return ownership of prime California beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a resort for African Americans but were stripped of the land in the 1920s.

The board voted 5-0 on a motion to complete the transfer of parcels in an area once known as Bruce’s Beach in the city of Manhattan Beach that is now the site of the county’s lifeguard training headquarters and its parking lot.

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