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Narrated Photo Essay: Raul Ruiz and the Rights of the Chicano

CSRC_LaRaza_B1F6C2_LG_022 Protesters and Luis Pingarron, writer for LUCHA, demand reinstatement of Sal Castro | Luis Garza, 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_B15F2C3_PB_022 A boy holds a sign during la Marcha por los Tres | Patricia Borjon Lopez, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
1/16 A boy holds a sign during la Marcha por los Tres | Patricia Borjon Lopez, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F11C3_RR_012 LAPD officers at Lincoln High School | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
2/16 LAPD officers at Lincoln High School | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F11C1_Staff_008 Man speaks at the LAUSD Board of Education meeting on the transfer of Sal Castro | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
3/16 Man speaks 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_B1F11C1_Staff_006 Woman speaks at the LAUSD Board of Education meeting on the transfer of Sal Castro | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
4/16 CSRC_LaRaza_B1F11C1_Staff_006 Woman speaks 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_B1F10C2_Staff_020 Luis Pingarron, a writer for Leauge of United Citizens to Help Addicts (LUCHA), attends an LAUSD Board of Education meeting on Carlos Martinez | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
5/16 Luis Pingarron, a writer for Leauge of United Citizens to Help Addicts (LUCHA), attends an LAUSD Board of Education meeting on Carlos Martinez | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F10C2_Staff_012 People at an LAUSD Board of Education meeting on Carlos Martinez | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
6/16 People at an LAUSD Board of Education meeting on Carlos Martinez | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F7C16_DW_009 Manuel Mancela and members of the Brown Berets attend sit-in at a LAUSD Board of Education meeting | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
7/16 Manuel Mancela and members of the Brown Berets attend sit-in at a LAUSD Board of Education meeting | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F7C7_Staff_001 A young boy at a sit-in at the LAUSD Board of Education meeting | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
8/16 A young boy at a sit-in at the LAUSD Board of Education meeting | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F6C2_LG_022 Protesters and Luis Pingarron, writer for LUCHA, demand reinstatement of Sal Castro | Luis Garza, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
9/16 CSRC_LaRaza_B1F6C2_LG_022 Protesters and Luis Pingarron, writer for LUCHA, demand reinstatement of Sal Castro | Luis Garza, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F6C2_LG_021 Protesters and Pedro Arias, La Raza staff photographer, demand reinstatement of Sal Castro | Luis Garza, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
10/16 CSRC_LaRaza_B1F6C2_LG_021 Protesters and Pedro Arias, La Raza staff photographer, demand reinstatement of Sal Castro | Luis Garza, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F6C2_LG_012 Protesters demand reinstatement of Sal Castro | Luis Garza, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
11/16 Protesters demand reinstatement of Sal Castro | Luis Garza, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F3C5_Staff_020 Protesters during Roosevelt High School walkout | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
12/16 Protesters during Roosevelt High School walkout | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F3C4_DW_007 Students at Roosevelt High School walkout | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
13/16 Students at Roosevelt High School walkout | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F3C3_DW_021 Protesters during Roosevelt High School walkout | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
14/16 Protesters during Roosevelt High School walkout | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B1F3C2_DW_002 Man holds a sign in his car during the Roosevelt High School walkouts | Devra Weber,  La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
15/16 Man holds a sign in his car during the Roosevelt High School walkouts | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center