Crystal Jackson is an author, filmmaker, and historian, whose unique stories about American history have exploded on the Los Angeles scene. In 2019, she released a critically acclaimed history book entitled The Entrance: Pacoima’s Story. This 600-page book traced the 1500 year history of the area and LA town, which is among the city’s oldest. As a filmmaker, Crystal has written several motion picture screenplays and directed the award-winning film PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams, which won "Best Feature Documentary" at the Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles.
A hometown native of Pacoima, California, she is also president of the Pacoima Historical Society, where she has become a driving community force with an extensive social media following. She has worked with some of the states highest officials including US Senator Alex Padilla and Congressman Tony Cardenas, as well as, numerous celebrities.
Crystal Jackson's research into her family's history will be a book, "Not Colored," to be released in February. Amy Johnson reports.
Los Angeles Daily News writes about Crystal Jackson's new 600-page history book, "The Entrance: Pacoima's Story," and interviews the popular author, who sheds new light on Pacoima. Story by Elizabeth Chou
When the most in-depth documentary on Pacoima screened late last month, there wasn’t an empty seat in the house next to the likes of Rep. Tony Cardenas, actor Danny Trejo and R&B singer Howard Huntsberry.
On February 1, 2022, at the beginning of Black History Month, Crystal Jackson will release volume one of her epic new book series, "Not Colored." Based on a true story, historical novel portrays one African American family’s four generation journey through the highs and lows of America’s social consciousness. From slavery and "Black Wall Street" to conquering racial barriers, they overcome the 20th century societal challenges that consumed their daily lives. Learning who they are and where they fit in becomes their defining life lesson. This series explores childhood, interracial love, marriage, infidelity, and career through the lens of a woman who refused to see color.
This compelling novel dives into the complex dynamics of color through her maternal ancestors. It traces the lives of her great-grandmother, whose father was a slave, and grandmother, Veda James, born during the Spanish Flu pandemic, who defied all odds, becoming the first woman to work at LAPD Detective Division in 1945.
Crystal Jackson will launch her promotional campaign and book tour during Black History Month. Request for interviews can be made by phone: (818) 646-8093 or by email: email@example.com
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