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San Diego Free Speech Fight Centennial

Above: The Notorious Soapbox

Aired 1/10/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Jim Miller, teaches labor relations at San Diego City College and author


San Diego Free Speech Fight Exhibit

The exhibit at the Centro Cultural de la Raza runs through February 12, 2012. General hours of the exhibit are: Tuesday-Sunday 12pm – 4pm.

For more information on any of the events or on the history of the free speech struggle: The American Federation of Teachers Guild

Links/Information on San Diego's Free Speech Fight

Even native San Diegans may be surprised to learn that a significant event in the history of the labor movement took place right here. This year marks the 100th anniversary of San Diego's Free Speech Fight and an exhibit will be opening up in Balboa Park recognizing those engaged in a battle against a city ordinance that banned public speaking in the area around 5th and E streets downtown.

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