Rosalio Munoz, Chicano Rights Activist
Rosalio Muñoz, a Highland Park native, is a Chicano rights activist who acted as co-chair during the Los Angeles Chicano Moratorium
in 1970. At age 17, following a year abroad in Mexico, Rosalio established his identity as Chicano and returned to Benjamin Franklin High School
proud and politicized. That same year he became the first Latino school class president at Franklin, which began his career in leadership and political activism. Muñoz describes the transformation of Highland Park to a predominantly Latino neighborhood, as well as the issues surrounding Chicano Civil Rights in the 1960s, 1970s and today.