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Survivors and Descendants of Section 14 Palm Springs California

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Surnames/tags: USBH Crossley
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The goal of this project is to document those impacted by the actions of Palm Springs in the 50s and 60s in which they burned and bulldozed dozens of communities and evacuated the residents therein. Includes a regional study of home ownership and those who lived in Palm Springs during this time and were impacted by the event known as "Section 14" .

Here are some of the tasks that could use your help.

  • Connecting relevant records to assist the City of Palm Springs in their cause to make reparations for the "Section 14" event.
  • Finding and listing those effected the most, especially those like Lawrence Levon Crossley (1899-1962) who was instrumental in developing Palm Springs. He qualifies for reparations because he earned the land he built upon. He also was descended from a freed slave, Harriet (Cox) Crossley (abt.1840-).
  • Bringing attention to and quantifying what was lost in these actions.
  • 16 families mentioned in the Desert Highlands community by the reparations discussion by the city of Palm Springs held 11/18/2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAfRFwyhQWo&t=19628s

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