Dr. Casey D. Nichols is a specialist in African American history, with particular attention to twentieth century America, urban history, the American west, and comparative studies in race and ethnicity. Dr. Nichols holds a PhD in history from Stanford University. Her doctoral dissertation examined the relationship between African Americans and Mexican Americans in Los Angeles, paying close attention to how antipoverty policy became a battleground for black/brown relations starting in the 1960s.
A successful business owner and real estate investor, Charles Owens became one of the most prominent African Americans in Los Angeles by the end of the nineteenth century. Born into slavery in Texas, Charles’s father, Robert Owens, purchased his family’s freedom and migrated to Los … Read MoreCharles Owens (?-1882)