Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Placita de Dolores Time Capsule
— El Grito (The Cry) Mural —
“... Freedom is never permanently ours, despite the noble sacrifices of past generations. We must daily re-win the fight against injustice and prejudice and ignorance, and against those in power who believe they know better than the people what is best. ...”
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Hispanic Americans • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Time Capsules series list.
Location. 34° 3.419′ N, 118° 14.256′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Alameda Street and Los Angeles Street, on the right when traveling south. Across the street from Union Station, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plaza Substation (a few steps from this marker); Antonio AguilarAvila Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); The Indians of Southern California (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell of Dolores (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Avila Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Damien Marchessault (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
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1. Background Information. Brief sketch dated 1999 by Michael Several where he summarizes the Cry for Independence and describes the mural’s depiction of it. Excerpt:
The revolution for Mexican independence from Spain began on the evening of September 15, 1810. Ignacio Perez, sent by Dona Josefa Dominquez, informed Juan de Aldama, Captain Ignacio Allende and Father Miguel Hidalgo in the town of Dolores that the government had discovered their planned revolt. The following morning, church bells called hundreds of peasants to the town square where they heard the leader of the conspiracy, Fr. Hidalgo, cry out for independence (“El(Submitted on December 8, 2020.)
2. El Grito: The Cry for Freedom. Multipage images of the mural and interpretive text. The page includes photos and a video of the artist creating the tiles for the mural. “The mural commemorates the instigating call, el grito, made in 1810, by Father Hildalgo.” ... “Carillo invited a team of interested students to help with all phases of the firing and installation process. By aprenticing, the students gained valuable experience in the art of large-scale mural design and construction of a permanent public art piece.” (Submitted on December 8, 2020.)
3. “El Grito” Mural (1979) – Remembering L.A.’s Historic Mexican Roots. 2018 article by Carlos Parra, U.S.-Mexican, Latino and Border Historian. Profusely illustrated.
Each year Mexican people celebrate the 16th of September in commemoration of the 1810 start of what became the Mexican independence movement. The colorful patriotic festival(Submitted on December 8, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.