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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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They said it

June 27, 1957
Los Angeles

"The Lord made distinctions between the races in the beginning of time. This idea of amalgamation of races and one world and all that is of the devil."

J.H. Seal, chairman of the board of trustees, Normandie Avenue Methodist Church, explaining why all the white members of the congregation were leaving to protest the appointment of an African American minister.

Nope, this was not the deep South. This was L.A.

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