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Title
Joseph Blackburn Bass and Leon H. Washington, circa 1930, Los Angeles
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1930
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1870-1960
Rights Information
6120 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
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Description
Photograph of Joseph Blackburn Bass, left, editor of the California Eagle, and Leon H. Washington, the newspaper's advertising manager. Bass and his wife, Charlotta, worked together to publish each weekly edition of their newspaper. Under their leadership, the newspaper crusaded against racism in D.W. Griffith's film, "Birth of a Nation," protested injustice in the military during World War I, and fought restrictive covenants that forced African-Americans and other minorities to live in segregated neighborhoods. Bass became ill in 1932, and died on Nov. 1, 1934. Charlotta continued to edit and publish the newpaper until 1951.
Type
image
Format
1 photograph : photoprint, b&w
photographs
Identifier
scl-m0022
scl-m0000
scl-mss064-0022~1...~2
http://doi.org/10.25549/scl-m0022
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/scl-mss064-0022~1.jpg
Subject
Washington, Leon H
Bass, Joseph Blackburn, 1863-1934
Time Period
circa 1930
Place
California
Los Angeles
USA
Source
Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research [Contributing entity]
scl-mss064-0022 [Call number]
Relation
Charlotta Bass--California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986
Newspaper editors--California--Los Angeles; Journalism--History--20th century; African American newspapers--History--20th century; African American newspapers--California--Los Angeles; California eagle
Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
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