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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.

The Entrance Pacoima's Story - Los Angeles Daily News

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 

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'PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams' Huge Success at Pan African Film Festival

The Hollywood spotlight was on the town of Pacoima last weekend, at the 26th annual Pan African Film Festival. The iconic event, which was held February 8–19, hosted two screenings of PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams.

Film Producer Crystal Jackson and actor Danny Trejo

L.A. Daily News Reviews New Documentary 'PacoimaStories' Directed by Crystal Jackson

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.

Author-producer Crystal Jackson with her father Samir, formerly named Lionel Grandison

New Book from Crystal Jackson will detail "The Marilyn Monroe Connection" to Pacoima

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.


Pacoima: America's First Black Suburb - Special CBS News Report

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."