Charles and Willa Bruce purchased a beachfront property. They turned it into a relaxing resort for Black clients.
Money was rolling in, and the white people who lived around the resort were ENRAGED to see Black people doing so well.
The park that was “so needed” wasn’t even built - the property sat vacant for decades.
The Bruce’s never recovered financially - until now!
Since seizing the property in 1924, LA county officials have FINALLY returned the property to the Bruce’s descendants. The property currently operates as a county lifeguard training site, so the county will continue renting this facility from the Bruce’s for $413,000 per year.
Eventually, the county will buy the property from the Bruce’s for $20 million.
While this win is amazing, let’s not forget that WE as a people have collectively been robbed of land, opportunities, and wealth! Hopefully, this unprecedented case is a turning point - let’s take back Tulsa and Central Park next!