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San Pedro Unveils NAACP Square to Honor the Civil Rights Organization

Posted on 02/14/2023

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Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, Councilmember Tim McOsker and the San Pedro community were on hand for the recent unveiling of the newly designated NAACP Square at the corner of Third and Mesa streets on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. The square dedication was unanimously approved by the City Council and honors America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The square is in front of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, the home church of Joe Gatling, founder of the local NAACP branch.

“We must celebrate and recognize the contributions of the African American community throughout the 15h Council District,” Los Angeles Councilmember Tim McOsker said in a statement ahead of the unveiling — even “beyond Black History Month.”