You’ve heard of them. Vin Rhames starred in a movie about one. Beverly Jenkins wrote about a few in her early books. They are the “Colored Townships”—towns founded and settled by African Americans after the Civil War, that were a kind of self-segregation, independent-living answer to the oppression of the times.
Sure there was Rosewood in Florida and Nicodemus in Kansas, but did you know there’s a Black township in California?