Introduction

This website on San Diego's Mexican and Chicano history is an attempt to summarize some of the most important people, events, and ideas that have been contributed to our regional history by:

  • native peoples,
  • Spaniards,
  • Mexicans, and
  • Chicanos.

It draws from, and is a companion to a larger work, written collaboratively and published in 2007:

Griswold del Castillo, Richard, ed. Chicano San Diego: Cultural Space and the Struggle for Justice. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2007.

Here, we invite you to explore some of the highlights in our rich heritage and invite you to contribute your own story and family archives to our ongoing effort to tell the San Diego, California story.

We offer this work as a token of our heritage here in San Diego; an offering for all of us to better appreciate the present by understanding the past. Much work remains to be done, for the full story has yet to be told.

Many thanks to Nadine Misiaszek, College of Arts and Letters, San Diego State University, who worked so hard to develop this web site and make it available to the public.

  • Richard Griswold del Castillo
  • Isidro Ortiz
  • Rosalinda Gonzalez

All images and media used with permission: Credits

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