Sun Village can be through of as part of an archipelago of independent Black communities developed between the late 1800s and early 1900s around the peripheries of Los Angeles. At that time, Los Angeles was already a hotbed of racial inequality, discrimination, and segregationist practices, with a strong Ku Klux Klan presence, a police force allied with them in persecuting Black families, and a political system oriented towards big business and real estate rather than solving the problems of housing segregation and housing scarcity. In that light, its no wonder that the peripheries of Los Angeles were spaces where Black families could build housing and community in some measure of relative freedom.
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