Ida Kinney, oldest African American in the San Fernando Valley, dies at 104

“She was living history,” state Sen. Alex Padilla (D- Pacoima) told The Times. “She was a living reminder that not that long ago, our country was breaking civil-rights barriers.”

As one of the first African American “Rosie the Riveters” to work at Burbank’s Lockheed Corp. during World War II, Kinney launched a successful drive to integrate the union.

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