“The Lemon Grove Incident” – San Diego’s Own Desegregation Case of 1930

by on February 2, 2012 · 2 comments

in California, Civil Rights, Education, History, Media, San Diego

Come and experience some of San Diego’s history: The Lemon Grove Incident – San Diego’s own desegregation case from 1930.  Filmmaker Paul Espinosa’s award-winning film about the historical case, one of the earliest school desegregation experiences in U.S. history.

The film will be shown on Feb. 3rd, at the Centro Cultural De La Raza, at 2125 Park Blvd in Balboa Park – at 7pm. There will be a discussion with Espinosa after the screening.

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just sayin...jim grant February 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I grew up in Lemon Grove, I went to school with the Grand kids of the families in this “incident”….


Jorge P. Macfarland April 11, 2012 at 9:10 am

This is a great film. I am the great-grandson of Guadalupe Ruiz, who was deported under the Hoover Repatriation Act because she refused to send her children to a barn school. It is a great scene encompassing a great and tense moment of San Diego History.


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