@bhist | KCET
Everybody who was anybody in the jazz world stayed at South Central's Dunbar Hotel, where "the future of black America was discussed every night of the week in the lobby".
Bruce's Beach and the Inkwell served as sites of leisure, agency, community, and controversy, and demonstrate the complex racial history of the Golden State.
Popular culture has long portrayed surfing as a sort of reservoir of bohemian, along with a large helping of agro-masculinity and whiteness. Yet, if one traces its origins you find a much more complicated story.