• How a forgotten Black activist fueled a California city's racial reckoning

    1 month ago - By LA Times

    Ellen Garrison Jackson Clark, the daughter of a runaway slave, was a 19th century Rosa Parks, an early civil rights activist whose work was largely forgotten. Then historians discovered she was buried in an unmarked grave in Altadena.
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  • How we got the story of Ellen Garrison Jackson Clark and her courageous, unsung life

    1 month ago - By LA Times

    Sometimes simple calendar items are the introduction to a really good story. Such was the case of teacher and activist Ellen Garrison Jackson Clark and a small notice about the Altadena Historical Society's Juneteenth celebration of her courageous but little-known life.
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