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Jose Diaz
Birth: Dec. 9, 1919
Durango, Mexico
Death: Aug. 2, 1942
Montebello
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Jose Diaz's mysterious death is commonly known as the Sleepy Lagoon Murder. His death sparked a huge trial in Los Angeles in which hundreds of Mexican-Americans were unjustly arrested. A riot between American servicemen and Mexican-American citizens broke out several months after the Diaz death. Numerous movies have been made and many books have been written about the incident. (bio by: Joe Walker) 
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Joe Walker
Record added: Nov 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8106735
Jose Diaz
Added by: Joe Walker
 
Jose Diaz
Added by: Joe Walker
 
Jose Diaz
Added by: Joe Walker
 
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I pray your death was not in vain but instead may it serve to remind the world of the evil that discrimination, prejudice and intolerance spawns; and help unite all colors to bring amity, harmony and goodwill to us all. RIP.
- Marcia
 Added: Oct. 17, 2014

- Old Coot
 Added: Apr. 26, 2014

- Sharon
 Added: Mar. 10, 2014
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