Crystal Jackson - Author Not Colored, The Entrance: Pacoima's Story

INTRODUCTION

CRYSTAL JACKSON

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 - Pacoima baseball Crystal Jackson

ABC7 News -A Pacoima baseball team was the first all-Black team to make it to the Little League World Series

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.

CBS2 News - Juneteenth Crystal Jackson

CBS2 News -Juneteenth Has New Meaning For Pacoima Woman After Research Into Family History 

Crystal Jackson's research into her family's history will be a book, "Not Colored," to be released in February. Amy Johnson reports.

Pacoima Historian Tells the Tale of America Through the Lens of Her Hometown

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

Author Crystal Jackson and CBS News host Amy Johnson

CBS News Host Amy Johnson interviews Crystal Jackson about 'Pacoima: America's First Black Suburb.'

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."

Crystal Jackson Not Colored African American Book Series


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.

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