Map of Los Angeles titled "A Study in Black & White: Spread of Negro race shown by dark spots & areas. Proper Restrictions: The only safeguard," between 1923-1930
- Map of Los Angeles titled "A Study in Black & White: Spread of Negro race shown by dark spots & areas. Proper Restrictions: The only safeguard," between 1923-1930
- Alternative title
- Maps and Demography of Los Angeles
- Date Created
Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection
Printed map of the heart of Los Angeles with lines sketched in to show geographic distribution of African Americans, created sometime between 1923 and 1930. The map indicates dense African American populations along Jefferson Blvd, from Arlington to Vermont, and north of Slauson between Central Ave. and the Los Angeles River. This map was used to define what areas of the city to keep for white people to live in, and to block black migration. The practice was a way to prevent integration with African Americans based on the belief that when blacks move into white working class neighborhoods, the property values go down triggering urban blight. This exclusionary practice was known as “red lining”.
Written script on the map was post the actual date the map was made. Script written between 1930 to 1964.
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