Discovering A Different Side of Black History in the Archives of the Black Press

Discovering a Different Side of Black History in the Archives of the Black Press

O’Day Short, a black refrigeration engineer from Los Angeles, defied local racism when he bought land in a traditionally white neighborhood of Fontana, California, in 1945. Short and his family-wife, Helen; children, Carol and Barry-were building a home on the five-acre lot when they started getting threats of trouble, cloaked as warnings.