This week, for Women’s History Month, I want to highlight a Pacoima native, Crystal Jackson, an author, filmmaker, historian, Founder and President of the Pacoima Historical Society, a digital library preserving the town’s history.
Crystal has authored several books telling the stories and history of Pacoima. “The Entrance: Pacoima’s Story” traces the 1500-year history of Pacoima, which is arguably LA’s oldest town. Her second book entitled “Not Colored,” is a historical novel based on the life of the first female to work in the detective unit of LAPD, an African American that migrated to Pacoima.
Crystal’s efforts were also how we came to discover the history of North Valley Broncos Little League team that we honored this year. Thank you Crystal for your work of preserving our community’s history.