Built by and for its community, the Maravilla handball courts in East LA have provided an outlet for healthy exercise for almost a century. But they’re so much more than just an athletic space. Amanda Perez gives us a history lesson on the courts, which span back to 1928 and have come to represent the neighborhood’s rich Chicano heritage. Since then, multiple generations have upheld the historic landmark as a sacred site where people can be themselves.
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