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Memories of 1980s East L.A. Backyard Parties

The 1980s backyard party scene/experience seemed to have been for anyone who wanted to listen to music, dance, have a drink, meet people and have a good time.
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Loving and Partying at Chico: 'The Best Latino Gay Bar' in Montebello

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Pachucos: Not Just Mexican-American Males or Juvenile Delinquents

Participants of pachuco culture were not just male, youth or Mexican American. The history of the culture includes a number of complexities.
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Photos of Latino Youth Resistance, From the 1960s to Today

Protest photographs bridge Latino youth cultures across space and time. They remind us that Chicano youth continue to not only speak out about injustice but thrive despite it.
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Pachucos and Teddy Boys: How Generations of Youth in the U.S. and U.K. Borrowed From Each Other

The connection between Los Angeles and United Kingdom youth culture is something that crosses fashion, music and acts of resistance.
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