Greater LA re-airs a special streetscape show. Biddy Mason was the first Black woman to own property in LA, and played a key part in the city’s founding, but there’s no street named after her. And Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu sits on land that was the private domain of one woman 100 years ago.
Re-broadcast: Histories of Biddy Mason Memorial Park and PCH
From this Episode:
What’s in a street name? Why this extraordinary Black woman doesn’t have her own road sign
In 1872, Biddy Mason led the founding of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of LA. Sisters Cheryl and Robynn Cox are petitioning the City of LA to name street...