The Smithsonian’s Latino DC History Project tells the story of the growth of the diverse Latino community in the Nation’s Capital and its suburbs.
DC’s oldest surviving Latino mural was painted in the mid-1970s by brothers Caco and Renato Salazar, critiquing the greed of real estate speculators and highlighting the plight of working-class immigrants. While the iconic mural was restored in 2015, the expensive Adams Morgan neighborhood where it is located is no longer a hub of the Latino community.
Curated and Written by Ranald Woodaman, Exhibitions and Public Programs Director, Smithsonian Latino Center
Implemented by Paola Ramirez, Digital Media Specialist, Smithsonian Latino Center