A black owned beach in the united States that served as a rare resort for black patrons in segregation era California, before it was seized by local official in the 1920s, has been returned to the rightful owners.
Activists and local government legislator have long said the move by official in 1924 to seize the property in Manhattan beach in Los Angeles county which was owned by black Charles and Willa Bruce was motivated by racism.
In a Wednesday ceremony, at Los Angeles county returned the deep of the prime property to Marcus and Derrick Bruce the great grandson of the property owners, in what they described as the rightening of a century old racial injustice.
“It’s surreal and it is almost like being transported to another side of the unknown universe, said Anthony Bruce A great great grandson of Bruce couple, it’s just I want to make sure that I don’t lose focus as to what Charles and Willa Dream was”.
Community Activists, Kavon Ward of justice for Bruce beach which speak headed the effort to return the land, watched the hardcover from the crowd.
“This one wins but we deserve more wins, She said, and I am going to help all the black families that I can try to reclaim the land that was stolen from them.”