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A week ago I slept overnight in the Bellamy Mansion Museum’s slave quarters.
Your reaction might, like others who I told before the overnight stay, range from “What?” to “Why?” to something like, “You don’t hear that everyday.” So, let me provide some context and explain why I decided to sleep overnight in a slave dwelling. 1,805 more words
Alison Rose Jefferson, Keynote Speaker, Santa Monica Conservancy Annual Meeting and Awards on Feb. 8, 2015
I have the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Santa Monica Conservancy’s Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards program on February 8. I will discuss the layered Santa Monica history of the meeting’s location at Casa Del Mar Hotel, once a historical, Jim Crow era leisure space of African Americans sometimes known as the Inkwell. 465 more words