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'Great 9th' may lose more of its African American political clout
February 22, 2013
L.A. Times - California |...
In 1963, Gilbert Lindsay was chosen to fill a seat in South L.A.'s 9th District and a black power base took root. Now, a big demographic shift could upend the political landscape. Los Angeles reached a benchmark half a century ago when the City Council's first African American was appointed to represent the area then known as South Central.
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