Jewish Histories in Multiethnic Boyle Heights

Mapping/Listening to Boyle Heights

Created by Albert Kochaphum using historical maps and archival images, this video captures the ways that Boyle Heights' physical geography has shifted since the 19th century. As such, it reveals that in Boyle Heightslike so many urban spacesthe golden dreams of generations of immigrant residents have collided with the ambitions of developers, city planners, business leaders, and transit authorities, shaping and reshaping the neighborhood's identity and landscape. The sound recording included was created by Jonathan Banfill, who recorded a continuous walk on Cesar Chavez from Evergreen Cemetery to the Golden State Freeway, May 1, 2016. 

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