Frieda Garcia

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Frieda Garcia has been a longtime community activist and leader in the South End and Roxbury communities of Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Garcia was born in the Dominican Republic. She moved to Boston from New York in 1965.[1] She served as executive Director of the United South End Settlement for 20 years[2] and was one of the founding members of the Alianza Hispana.[3] Frieda Garcia Children's Park at Clarendon and Stanhope streets in Boston's South End is named after her.[4]

A portrait of Garcia which hangs in the South End House is featured on the Boston Women's Heritage Trail.[5]


  1. ^ Kaiser, Johanna (April 29, 2013). "Community leader honored at ribbon cutting of Frieda Garcia Park". Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Town, Your (June 26, 2012). "Rushing, Garcia, Ford feted for service to community". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Abraham, Yvonne (December 2, 2012). "Activist makes a name for herself". Boston Globe. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Jeromski, Andrew (March 30, 2012). "Long-Planned Park Named For Neighborhood Activist Could Be Done This Summer". South End Patch. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "South End". Boston Women's Heritage Trail.