1881

St. Mary’s Catholic Church is built in the barrio of Phoenix

1915

St. Mary's Catholic Church rebuilt at current location (now known as St. Mary's Basilica) and was the only parish. Due to the influence of the Klu Klux Klan and subsequent segregation, St. Mary's Chicano and Mexican parishoners relegated to perform Catholic rituals in the basement. This event can be seen as the first "publicly accepted" act of discrimination in Phoenix that pushed populations against each other 

1928

In response to segregation at St. Mary's, Spanish speaking Catholic faithful open Immacuate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

1938

La Reunion Catholica Propaganda was the first effort by Immaculate Heart's Holy Name Society to build a chapel in the segregated Chicano barrios of Phoenix; nearly half of the Holy Name Society members were from Golden Gate

1945

American Legion Post 41

1952

Fr. Albert Braun Arrives to the Golden Gate Barrio
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1954

Fr. Albert Braun Arrives and the Golden Gate residents begin construction of the Church
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1956

Church building is completed
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Airport Plan mentions the need to expand west of the airport near 24th St and Grant; the first mention of any plans to acquire parcels West of the Airport 

1964

Southside Catholic Youth Center enters agreement to support Sacred Heart Parish's Feria de las Flores, the annual parish fundrasier

1968

Discussions led by Sacred Heart Parish Council Members Clarence Gray, Vicente Peralta, and Abraham F. Arvizu led to  allowing ASU students to meet and collaborate at Santa Rita Center, the parish hall of Sacred Heart.The Mexican American Student Organization at ASU protested a laundry company contract due to wage concerns, and Father Yodi of Sacred Heart Parish supported the students efforts for economic justice. The results from those meetings led to the incorporation of Chicanos Por La Causa in 1969 and Valle del Sol in 1970, and subsequently the Phoenix Union Student Boycotts of 1970. 
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1972

Phoenix City Council adopts Airport Master Plan; plan references previous Airport Plans around "20th Street" (and Grant) and "land that must be purchased within 20 years">LEARN MORE COMING SOON!

Cesar Chavez 24 day fast at Santa Rita Hall
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Governor Williams Recall Election
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1974

City's three year Enviromental Impact Assessment ends; assessment used to bolster City's argument that relocation was the remediation

1974

City's three year Enviromental Impact Assessment ends; assessment used to bolster City's argument that relocation was the remediation