Hidden Civil Rights figure Samuel Bacon honored 70 years later

Why is Bacon being honored by his home town 70 years later? The L.A. Sentinel spoke with Kaylie Simon, the Project Director of the CRRJ. As part of their job, the CRRJ investigates cases, looks up old records, and collects all of the findings to ensure that the information is not lost or forgotten. “The second part of the project, is to ask the relatives of the people who were killed, ‘what would you like to see happen today?’ ‘What would justice look like to you today?’  Sometimes no legal remedies are available, but our philosophy is the family still deserves acknowledgement, recognition, and repair for what happened to their family and their communities.”


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