Our History, Our Community. Nuestra Historia, Nuestra Comunidad provides interpretive materials for the artwork and events from El Centro de la Raza’s history. El Centro de la Raza was founded in 1972 with a peaceful occupation of the Beacon Hill School building. Since its founding, El Centro de la Raza has served the Latino community and other diverse communities. Throughout its history, El Centro de la Raza has stood in solidarity with numerous social justice movements. Nuestra Historia, Nuestra Comunidad sheds light on the artwork and the voices from these movements, which continue to shape the organization to this day. Learn More.