Narrated Photo Essay: Devra Weber on The Chicano Movement's Multi-generational Nature | KCET
Narrated Photo Essay: Devra Weber on The Chicano Movement's Multi-generational Nature
In the 1960s and 70s, a group of young idealists-activists came together to work on a community newspaper called La Raza that became the voice for the Chicano Movement. With only the barest resources, but a generous amount of dedication, these young men and women changed their world and produced an archive of over 25,000 photographs. Hear their thoughts on the times and its relevance today, while perusing through some photographs not seen in public for decades in this series of narrated slideshows.
Click right or left to look through the images from the 1960s and 70s. Hit the play button on the bottom right corner to listen to the audio.
I'm Devra Weber, and in the late 60s and early 70s, I was passionate, excited about things, involved with things, curious and enthusiastic. One of the things that struck me then and still does is how much it was multigenerational, so that you had people who had been active in the issues for unions and civil rights in the 1930s — people who were parents, older siblings, cousins, and so those things mattered.
Hear more from the other photographers here.
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Top Image: Protestors at the Roosevelt High School strike | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Audio mix by: Michael Naeimollah
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