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This 20-minute documentary examines the multi-ethnic history of the people who came to El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles from its founding in 1781 to the present time.
Join a conversation with Agustin Gúrza, writer and editor for UCLA’s Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings, as he explores protest music of Summer 1970 as well as socially conscious songs composed and performed by Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Chicanos that made strong statements against the War in Vietnam.
Join in a conversation with activist and writer Rosalio Muñoz as he gives an inside look at Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War. On August 29, 1970, he and fellow activist Ramses Noriega organized a peaceful march in East Los Angeles which ended in tragedy, with the attendees attacked and tear-gassed and the death of three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar.
This archived exhibition explores the 1970’s Chicano art movement in East Los Angeles. With the establishment of the first Chicano art gallery in East Los Angeles, Chicano artists initiated a collective reimagining the urban landscape through such media as photography, graphic arts, murals, painting, and sculpture. These artists mapped another L.A., harnessing their work as part of a social protest and community empowerment movement.