San Diego’s Chicano Park Day

Saturday was Chicano Park Day.

In honor of Chicano Park‘s famous founding thousands of San Diegans spent the day under the Coronado Bridge enjoying the food, music, and art of San Diego’s Chicano community.

The Park was founded in 1970 after neighbors from the surrounding Barrio Logan took over the land under the (then) new bridge and created the park.

On the Chicano Park web site they say…

“Established by Chicano activists on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history. This year’s Chicano Park Day anniversary celebration is dedicated to Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Murals having been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Our keynote speaker is Josephine S. Talamantez.”

For more on this check out these links.

CBS San Diego – Community members celebrate Chicano Park

NBC San Diego – Thousands Celebrate Chicano Park Day

San Diego Free Press – Field of View: 43rd Annual Chicano Park Day

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