Rose Bowl Memorial for Clarence Broussard Set for March 9

Published : Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 12:10 PM

A memorial for civil rights activist, businessman, coach, race car owner, and Renaissance man par excellence Clarence J. Broussard will be held at Rose Bowl Stadium March 9.

Broussard passed Feb. 21.

The owner of a property management company, Broussard leaves an indelible mark on the community with the Jackie and Mack Robinson Memorial, which his firm built.

While building he maintained a positive civil rights agenda, promoting workplace equality and open hiring practices.

He earned two masters degrees and owned the distinction of being the first black student body president at La Verne College. Before that, he was reportedly part of a delegation in Compton to receiving Ralph Bunche, linking the past and future of civil rights.

Broussard helped integrate the chemical division at Carnation, directed the Century Freeway Affirmative Action Committee, worked on the Rose Bowl through his company, and managed to maintain a NASCAR race team throughout.

The Rose Bowl service begins at 10 a.m., again, on March 9. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to the Jackie Robinson Foundation or the UCLA Black Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.






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