Skip to main content

Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee, 1944-12

Identifier: 2006.

Scope and Contents

"Sleepy Lagoon...Victory for Democracy." A report and commentary on the overturing of 66 charges against 22 defendents convicted of murder, and assault with a deadly weapon with the intention of murder, following the death of Jose Diaz in Los Angeles, California. Intending to extinguish gang-related crime, Los Angeles police used Diaz's death as a pretext to arrest hundreds of young Mexicans and Mexican-Americans for offenses ranging from weapons possession to minor charges like vagrancy, curfew violation, "unlawful assemblage," or possessing a draft card with an incorrect address.


  • Publication: 1944-12



This material is open for research use by any registered reader.


1 item : Bi-fold leaflet, printed on all sides. ; 22.8 x 16.5 cm

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
918-631-5022 (Fax)