Alston House Center for Peace and Justice
April 21, 2011
The Alston House, built in the 1920s, was the home and office of Dr. Lucius Alston, the first African American doctor to practice in Mesa. During an era of segregation, he treated members of the African American, Hispanic, and Native American communities. After a three-year restoration project, the house will serve as office and community space for the Mesa Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens.
Phil Austin, chairman of the Alston House Committee and president of the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens, along with Cliff Moon of the Mesa Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee talk about Dr. Alston and the history of the house.