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.
In 1962, Marilyn Monroe died at her home and the coroner's office ruled it a "probable suicide." Over the years, numerous stories have surfaced about her death. However, the most fascinating story connects to the small town of Pacoima.
CBS reporter Amy Johnson talks to Pacoima Historical Society president Crystal Jackson about the history of Pacoima and the Black community that formed there after World War II. The suburb became known for cheap land and affordable housing called the "Joe Louis Homes."