The 200 to 300 African American men who have been meeting periodically for the last 40 years mostly attended Jefferson High School in the 1940s and 1950s, but a sprinkling also went to Jordan, Fremont,Manual Arts, Los Angeles and Polytech.They come from as far away as Ohio and Canada, and they are also the sons, nephews and other relatives of L.A. history-makers–Attorney Loren Miller and California politician Byron Rumford. Others made history of their own.The planning committee for the reunion are from left James Douglas Washington,Warner Backstrom, Bill Gardner, Ken Steward (front), Frank Denkins, Richard Wyatt Sr. (front),Melvin Ivory, Jim Jenkins, Hall Miller (reunion founder) and John Sandoz./OW photo courtesy
of the Eastside Boys.