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Narrated Photo Essay: Joe Razo on the Self-Determination of the Chicano

CSRC_LaRaza_B4F4C4_Staff_001 Protesters march on Whittier Boulevard with the sign "Be Brown & Be Proud" | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
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In East Los Angeles during the late 1960s and 1970s, a group of young activists used creative tools like writing and photography as a means for community organizing, providing a platform for the Chicano Movement in the form of the bilingual newspaper
S9 E5: La Raza

Artbound "La Raza" is a KCETLink production in association with the Autry Museum of the American West and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

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.

CSRC_LaRaza_B1F3C4_DW_007 Students at Roosevelt High School walkout | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
1/21 Students at Roosevelt High School walkout | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F3C4_DW_025 "Walkout" sprayed on the sidewalk during the Roosevelt High School walkout | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
2/21 "Walkout" sprayed on the sidewalk during the Roosevelt High School walkout | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F3C5_Staff_018 "Shorty" from Jardin 13 in Pico Rivera attends the Roosevelt High School walkout  | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
3/21 Staff_018 "Shorty" from Jardin 13 in Pico Rivera attends the Roosevelt High School walkout | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F4C8_Staff_005 Rally to free the LA 13 at La Placita | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
4/21 Rally to free the LA 13 at La Placita | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F4C8_Staff_007 Richard Calderon attends rally to free the LA 13 at La Placita | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
5/21 Richard Calderon attends rally to free the LA 13 at La Placita | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F6C2_LG_022 Protesters and Luis Pingarron, writer for LUCHA, demand the reinstatement of Sal Castro to Lincoln High School during a march to the LAUSD Board of Education | Luis Garza, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA CSRC
6/21 Protesters and Luis Pingarron, writer for LUCHA, demand the reinstatement of Sal Castro to Lincoln High School during a march to the LAUSD Board of Education | Luis Garza, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F7C1_DW_005 Students demand the removal of John Hogan, a teacher at Roosevelt High School who made racist remarks toward students, at an LAUSD Board of Education meeting | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA CSRC
7/21 Students demand the removal of John Hogan, a teacher at Roosevelt High School who made racist remarks toward students, at an LAUSD Board of Education meeting | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA CSRC
CSRC_LaRaza_B2F5C1_Staff_014 Protesters cross the street at Lincoln High School strike |  La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
8/21 Protesters cross the street at Lincoln High School strike | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B2F5C2_RR_010 Protesters at Roosevelt High School walkout | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
9/21 Protesters at Roosevelt High School walkout | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B4F4C4_JR-RR_001 Protesters at Whittier Boulevard during the National Chicano Moratorium | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
10/21 Protesters at Whittier Boulevard during the National Chicano Moratorium | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B5F3C7_RR_012 People at the Fresno Moratorium | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
11/21 People at the Fresno Moratorium | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center