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Barrio Logan’s Chicano Park: The Efforts To Cement Its History

Mural in Chicano Park.

Photo by Angela Carone

Above: Mural in Chicano Park.

Barrio Logan's Chicano Park: The Efforts To Cement Its History

GUEST:

Josephine Talamantez, member, Chicano Park Steering Committee

Transcript

In 1970, protesters in Barrio Logan defied authorities by occupying the land that is now Chicano Park. They were fighting the city of San Diego's plan to build a California Highway Patrol station. After 12 days of protests, the sub-station project was killed and a community park was born.

It’s that rich history that the Chicano Park Steering Committee aims to preserve in a museum. The online news site Voice of San Diego first reported this week that community members have their eyes on a vacant city building that sits at the edge of the park.

As the community gets ready to celebrate the 46th annual Chicano Park Day this weekend, Josephine Talamantez with the Chicano Park Steering Committee discusses the future of a Chicano Park museum and potential obstacles, KPBS Midday Edition Thursday.

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