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Asian Americans: South Bay/Los Angeles Nisei
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When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Issei (first generation immigrants) and their Nisei children were well established in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Some raised fruit, vegetables and flowers on undeveloped land that they rented or farmed as sharecroppers. Others formed cooperatives or corporations to...
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Labor History: Desegregating Unions during WWII
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While CIO unions were committed to organizing all workers, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender, and had a relatively good record on civil rights, most AFL craft unions engaged in a variety of discriminatory practices. Consequently, although the expanded job market resulting from the wartime industrial boom in...
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Labor History: Furniture Workers
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Mexicans first gained employment in the furniture industry in the late 1910s. While it is unclear whether they were primarily U.S. citizens or immigrants, it is clear that they were often restricted to low-paying, undesirable jobs. By 1925, when Los Angeles had become the nation's fourth largest furniture manufact...
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Labor History: Oil Workers
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The discovery of oil on Signal Hill, north of Long Beach in 1921, was part of an oil boom that opened up new job opportunities throughout southern California in both oil fields and refineries. Because the work was dirty and often dangerous, both oil well drilling and refining paid premium wages.
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Long Beach Area History: Terminal Island Issei/Nisei
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When the Los Angeles Terminal Railroad connected the city to the coastal communities of Long Beach and San Pedro in the 1890s, Rattlesnake Island, the narrow strip of land in the channel across from San Pedro became linked to Los Angeles and was renamed Terminal Island. A lively recreational area known as Brighton...
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Women's History: Rosie the Riveter Revisited
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The Rosie the Riveter Revisited project, funded by NEH Grant (RC 00019-80-1459) and Rockefeller Foundation Grant (GA HUM 7924 and 8139) grants, was designed to do just that, using the medium of oral history. A total of forty-four Los Angeles production workers and two Women's Counselors were interviewed for the pr...
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Christine Scillens
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Christine Scillens is a Teton Sioux woman who joined the Army Nurses Corps during WWII. She was active in the American Indian Movement and the American Indian Studies program at CSULB.
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Long Beach Area History: Community Builders
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Long Beach is a large and diverse community. It has a large urban university, an international port, tourist serving hotels and a convention center, water sports and recreation petroleum production and refining facilities, aerospace and other manufacturing and industrial plants as well as commercial offices and re...
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Long Beach Area History: Signal Hill
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Oil was discovered on Signal Hill, north of the City of Long Beach, in 1921. Soon more wells were brought it and the field spread into the City. As more people moved into the area to work on the wells and the developments that followed them, people in pre-existing neighborhoods worried that the field's spread migh...
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Isabel Patterson
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Isabel Patterson was one of the earliest graduates of South Los Angeles Orange County State College and she later built a child development center on the campus.
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