By Francesca Hummler – – Photo Not Credited.

As the 49th Chicano Park Day celebration was held in Barrio Logan, San Diego, California, on Saturday, we reflect on the history of the park’s creation. A myriad of murals dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Chicano Mexicano people, the park serves as a reclamation of a small piece of the ancestral home of the Aztec peoples. Dedicated to transforming the myth surrounding Aztlán, in to a tangible reality, the annual celebration features performances by cultural heritage groups like those given this year by Ballet Folklórico Aztlán de CSUN and Danza Azteca Calpulli Mexihca.

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