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, Crystal Jackson 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 has been featured on various news media outlets including ABC, CBS, PBS, Los Angeles Daily News and others.
ABC News reporter Amanda Palacios speaks with Pacoima Historical Society president, Crystal Jackson during her special report about the towns historic little league team from 1965.
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
As Black veterans returned home after World War II, some came to Pacoima after learning about the cheap land. Those who moved across the country to California dubbed the suburb the "Joe Louis Homes."
In February 2022, Crystal Jackson released volume one of her epic new book series, "Not Colored." Based on a true story, historical novel portrays one African American family’s 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.