Lot 13 of 435:
1948 Negro Who's Who in California  

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Negro Who’s Who in California, 1948 Edition
Commodore Wynn, editor.
[Los Angeles]

9 x 11”. 133 pages. Original textured cloth binding. Illustrated with photographs. The first and only edition.

Includes sections on Pioneers, the Church, Business and Industry, Art and Music, Civic and Social. Few of the surnames, even of the entertainers listed, are recognizable today. One exception, in the business section, is the listing for Berkeley Pharmacist Byron Rumford, who described his hobby as “Political Science”. The following year, Rumford was elected to the California State Assembly.  During his twenty years in the Legislature, he authored landmark Fair Employment Practices and Fair Housing Acts that outlawed discrimination based on race in the workplace and in rental housing.

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