Latino USA heads to the great city of Los Angeles to tell stories about hidden L.A. history. In the 1950s, a Mexican-American community is evicted in the area where Dodger Stadium now stands. We’ll hear from actor Carlos Gomez about his role in a new show about the Menendez brothers, a case the rocked the city. And a new mural unveiled at Union Station in the heart of L.A., once hidden for its controversial depictions of Latino history, is now part of a celebration of Latino art.
Featured Image: Avrana Arechiga shakes her fist at the Sheriff’s deputies who evicted her. (USC Libraries. Los Angeles Examiner Collection, 1920-1961)
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