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Historical Society of Long Beach
4260 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, California 90807
World War II changed Long Beach profoundly. Using the war as a critical pivot point in the delvelpment of the city and its culture, three panelists will describe the changing social reality created by the war and some of the consequences in the years that followed.
Craig Hendricks will discuss policing the city, using the Long Beach Police Department as a lens to examine the social changes that police confronted from the 1920s through the 1940s.
Kaye Briegel will discuss how the rapidly changing racial and social diversity brought on by the war created both economic opportinities and challenges for people of color, women and migrants from throughout the United States.
Jack Humphrey will describe changes over time in the city's demographic profile, culminating with the great impacts of World War II.
RSVP appreciated but not required. 562.424.2220. While space is limited, we will do our best to accommodate all who wish to attend.
The Pearl Harbor Free Speaker Series was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit calhum.org. Sponsored by the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association, Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation and Molina Healthcare.
The Long Beach Remembers Pearl Harbor exhibit and Speaker Series are provided free of charge. Donations are always appreciated in support of our effort to collect, preserve and present the history of our Long Beach community.