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Narrated Photo Essay: Patricia Borjon Lopez on Police Surveillance of Activists During the 1960s and 70s

CSRC_LaRaza_B6F2bC9_Staff_017 LA County Sheriff's Department officer with a rifle on the street during Marcha Por La Justicia | 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_B16F7S1_N052 LAPD officer at a Vietnam protest | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
1/20 LAPD officer at a Vietnam protest | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B16F7S1_N051 LAPD vehicle at a Vietnam protest | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
2/20 LAPD vehicle at a Vietnam protest | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B16F7S1_N050 LAPD officers in car during a Vietnam protest | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
3/20 LAPD officers in car during a Vietnam protest | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F2C2_Staff_002 A photographer during the Lincoln High School walkouts | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
4/20 A photographer during the Lincoln High School walkouts | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F3C1_Staff_008 Men in a car during the Roosevelt High School walkouts | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
5/20 Men in a car during the Roosevelt High School walkouts | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F3C2_DW_005 Men in a car during the Roosevelt High School walkouts | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
6/20 Men in a car during the Roosevelt High School walkouts | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F3C2_DW_006 Men in a car during the Roosevelt High School walkouts | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
7/20 Men in a car during the Roosevelt High School walkouts | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F3C5_Staff_014 Plainsclothes officers during Roosevelt High School walkouts | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
8/20 Plainsclothes officers during Roosevelt High School walkouts | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F11C1_Staff_014 Man at the LAUSD Board of Education meeting on the transfer of Sal Castro | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
9/20 Man at the LAUSD Board of Education meeting on the transfer of Sal Castro | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F11C3_RR_013 LAPD officers at Lincoln High School | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
10/20 LAPD officers at Lincoln High School | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, by cjao
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F11C3_RR_013 LAPD officers at Lincoln High School | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
11/20 LAPD officers at Lincoln High School | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F4C1_MB_022 Man photographs at Magnolia Ave Elementary School during the Magnolia Boycott | Sixto Tarango,  La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
12/20 Man photographs at Magnolia Ave Elementary School during the Magnolia Boycott | Sixto Tarango, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F4C3_Staff_022 Man photographs at Magnolia Ave Elementary School during the Magnolia Boycott | Sixto Tarango, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
13/20 Man photographs at Magnolia Ave Elementary School during the Magnolia Boycott | Sixto Tarango, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F5C1_Staff_003 Man photographs protesters against Rodino Bill | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center