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La Jolla’s Black Pioneers, Part 4: Decline and dissolution of an African-American community

La Jolla’s Black Pioneers, Part 4: Decline and dissolution of an African-American community

Editor’s Note: Each issue in February will contain a story from this four-part series on the life and times of those African-Americans who made La Jolla their home in the Village’s early days. We hope you find it as interesting and informative as we did bringing it to you.

La Jolla’s Black Pioneers, Part 3: An African-American community shaken by World War II »

Mabel Bell came to La Jolla on vacation from Brian, Texas in 1942, and never left. She lived in the community until her death at age 94 in 2007, and one year after that, the alley between Silver Street...

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