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Pacoima Broncos: The first All-Black Little League Team to reach the Little League World Series
The Pacoima Broncos made the 1965 Little League World Series, against all odds, and even though they didn’t win the championship in Massachusetts, they made history as the first all-black little league team to reach the LLWS. Led by former USC All-American running back Anthony Davis, the team was honored by the Pacoima historical society.
PacoimaStories Land of Dreams 1965 Little League All-Star Team
One of the biggest untold stories in Pacoima sports is how a small group of Black fathers got together to launch little league baseball for their youth. During the fifties and sixties, all-white leagues in Pacoima, San Fernando, and other areas did not want Black kids to play. So, the fathers made a deal to lease land from the city of Los Angeles for one dollar, and started the league. The final result was North Valley Little League Baseball. Astonishingly, in 1965, North Valley fielded an all-Black team of eleven and twelve-year old’s, that magically played their way to the Little League World Series in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The team featured USC Football legend Anthony Davis, who shares the story in this video.
Pacoima History Day 2020 - A Virtual Celebration of LA's Most Historic Town
On October 24, 2020, Pacoima Historical Society embarked on its first virtual history day. The event was streamed live on Zoom, and featured a who's who of Pacoima alumni including California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, US Congressman Tony Cardenas, and US Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Honoring the theme of “Activism and Politics” in Pacoima, awards were presented to community members who have exemplified Pacoima's spirit of activism.
PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams - Official Trailer 1
“PacoimaStories” is an epic documentary-film about the untold history of a small town in Los Angeles, whose incredible story defines what has become of the American dream. It tells of the struggle, sacrifice and the undying human spirit that have seemingly formed a convergence in one particular place. It has been there for hundreds of years and that place is called Pacoima. www.pacoimastories.com
PacoimaStories: Unknown Secrets of Pacoima
Pacoimastories is a fascinating documentary about the history of a small town in Los Angeles called Pacoima. In this short clip from the film, learn the story of Lee’s Restaurant, which was one of the first Black owned businesses in the San Fernando Valley. Rosa Lee opened this dine and dance establishment on Van Nuys Blvd in 1949 that featured good home cooking with a night life for the town’s residents. Visit www.PacoimaStories.com for more information.
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