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African American people moved to Baldwin Hills after SCOTUS upheld equal housing right. CAAM Series Beginnings, Displacement, Planning.

Los Angeles’s View Park in the Baldwin Hills is one of the largest historically African American communities in the United States. The first CAAM program focuses on the beginnings of the community between the 1920s and 1950s, and looks at how the neighborhood changed after the landmark 1948 Supreme Court ruling that declared racial housing restrictions unconstitutional. African American people moved in, resulting in White Flight. The sessions are led by Karen Mack with LA Commons.

The Beginnings of View Park, April 19, 2018 2-4 pm
Making Sense of Gentrification, May 10, 2018 2-4 pm
Implications for Planning & Policy, June 28, 2018 2-4 pm

California African American Museum
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037


The history of the Baldwin Hills is the history of the struggle for equal opportunity. Visit Healthy Living in the Parklands.

Photo California Office of Historic Preservation