Los Angeles' History as a Haven for Blacks

After World War II, millions of African Americans fled the U.S. South, seeking relief from racism and poverty in the cities of the North and West. Historian Josh Sides argues Los Angeles became a haven, offering black residents a chance to realize the American ideals of steady work and home ownership. NPR's Tavis Smiley speaks with Sides about his new book, LA City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present.



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