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Narrated Photo Essay: Moctesuma Esparza on the Inter-Relationship of the Movements During the 60s and 70s

CSRC_LaRaza_B11F14S3_N016 A government-sponsored demonstration for workers in support of President Luis Echeverria in Mexico City | Maria Marquez Sanchez, 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_B1F3C3_DW_020 Man holds a "by any means necessary" poster at Roosevelt Walkouts | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
1/16 Man holds a "by any means necessary" poster at Roosevelt Walkouts | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F4C8_Staff_004 The US Organization, founded by Maulana (Ron) Karenga, marches in support of the LA 13. "The black community assisted us throughout our struggles," comments Joe Razo | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA CSRC
2/16 The US Organization, founded by Maulana (Ron) Karenga, marches in support of the LA 13. "The black community assisted us throughout our struggles," comments Joe Razo | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA CSRC
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F2C1_DZ_007 Protesters in la Marcha por los Tres in front of L.A. City Hall | Daniel Zapata, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
3/16 Protesters in la Marcha por los Tres in front of L.A. City Hall | Daniel Zapata, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B12F10C1_STAFF?__014 A man on stage during a Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Los Angeles | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
4/16 A man on stage during a Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Los Angeles | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B12F10C1_STAFF?__016 A man prostrates while another man speaks during a Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Los Angeles | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
5/16 A man prostrates while another man speaks during a Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Los Angeles | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F2C1_DZ_016 Protesters in la Marcha por los Tres in front of L.A. City Hall | Daniel Zapata, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
6/16 Protesters in la Marcha por los Tres in front of L.A. City Hall | Daniel Zapata, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F3C1_PA_003 Protesters during la Marcha por los Tres outside of the United States Courthouse in L.A. | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
7/16 Protesters during la Marcha por los Tres outside of the United States Courthouse in L.A. | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F11C1_PA_018 Protesters at a demonstration against the Chilean  coup d'état outside of the L.A. Federal Building | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
8/16 Protesters at a demonstration against the Chilean coup d'état outside of the L.A. Federal Building | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F3C1_PA_011 Protesters during la Marcha por los Tres outside of the United States Courthouse in L.A. | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
9/16 Protesters during la Marcha por los Tres outside of the United States Courthouse in L.A. | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F11C1_PA_024 Protesters at a demonstration against the Chilean  coup d'état outside of the L.A. Federal Building | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
10/16 Protesters at a demonstration against the Chilean coup d'état outside of the L.A. Federal Building | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F11C1_PA_030 Protesters at a demonstration against the Chilean  coup d'état outside of the L.A. Federal Building | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
11/16 Protesters at a demonstration against the Chilean coup d'état outside of the L.A. Federal Building | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F14C1_Staff_003 Protesters demonstrate against President Richard Nixon in the "Dump Nixon" march from Echo Park to MacArthur Park | Maria Marquez Sanchez, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
12/16 Protesters demonstrate against President Richard Nixon in the "Dump Nixon" march from Echo Park to MacArthur Park | Maria Marquez Sanchez, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F14C1_Staff_011 Protesters demonstrate against President Richard Nixon in the "Dump Nixon" march from Echo Park to MacArthur Park | Maria Marquez Sanchez, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
13/16 Protesters demonstrate against President Richard Nixon in the "Dump Nixon" march from Echo Park to MacArthur Park | Maria Marquez Sanchez, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F14C1_Staff_012 Protesters demonstrate against President Richard Nixon in the "Dump Nixon" march from Echo Park to MacArthur Park | Maria Marquez Sanchez, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
14/16 Protesters demonstrate against President Richard Nixon in the "Dump Nixon" march from Echo Park to MacArthur Park | Maria Marquez Sanchez, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center