1910 Black Redlands

African American Community Leaders Redlands StoryMap

Before 1910, the small town of Redlands was home to the first two Black churches in the Inland Empire, the first Black newspaper, many Black homeowners and a vibrant social life that connected residents to communities in Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles. Through census data and the Colored Citizen newspaper, this story map tells the story of the people that built this early 20th century Black community.

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