Possible Flag development highlights Southside neighborhood’s civil rights history

The Mayor’s previous location at 409 S. San Francisco St. featured an outside bar located in a converted Airstream trailer. / Jake Bacon / Arizona Daily Sun

By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun

Reverend Shirley Sims was just 14 when she and a group of NAACP youth members walked into the El Charro Café on 409 S. San Francisco St.

At the time, September 1960 according to the Arizona Historical Society, the Mexican restaurant had a policy not to serve black customers, Sims said.

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