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The History of Segundo Barrio Fighting Against Gentrification (1963-1980)

Since 1963, Segundo Barrio has been facing the forced displacement of its residents by city officials to make way for revitalizing the city’s downtown. Because of its proximity to the border, much of the land in the Segundo Barrio had suddenly become “too valuable for low-income housing,” after the Chamizal dispute had been settled. [1] […]