Photograph of Charlotta Bass sitting at her desk in the offices of the California Eagle, a weekly newspaper covering Los Angeles' African-American community. The newspaper was published for more than 85 years, and its editorial offices were located at various places along or near Central Avenue, the main thoroughfare of the city's African-American community. Bass (then Charlotta Spears) came to Los Angeles in 1910 and took a job selling advertising for the newspaper. In 1912, upon the death of the newspaper's founder and editor, John J. Neimore, Bass became managing editor and publisher of the newspaper. In 1914, she married Joseph Blackburn Bass, the Eagle's editor-in-chief. She remained the paper's owner until she retired in 1951.
Researchers may make single copies of images solely for the purpose of private study. Copies for any other purpose must be requested in writing from the director of Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research at the address or e-mail given (phone (323) 759-6063; fax (323) 759-2252). When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained. USC may provide high-resolution images and/or prints for purposes other than private study only with written permission from the Southern California Library.