Sergio Carrillo tells the story of how the blockade of southern ports during the Civil War created the need for the Confederates to build a port in the West and how that effort was thwarted by Phineas Banning.

April 3, 2020
Stories of L.A. Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (SOLAHA) oral history project

Vol. II, No. 2 Sergio Carillo, born and raised in Wilmington, California, with 25 years of experience in local government and public advocacy he now heads up his own company Carrillo Strategies, Los Angeles based minority-owned public affairs, governmental relations, media relations, community engagement and political consulting firm. He is active in many service organizations and currently president of the L. A. Harbor Area Cemetery District (Wilmington ) that has many Civil War veterans interred at the site.



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