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Photo Essay

‘La Raza’ Again Empowers L.A.’s Chicano Community

  • Community protester “Shortly” from El Jardin with raised fist and Alfredo Moncayo (left), U.S. Army veteran, Roosevelt High School, Boyle Heights, circa 1969. (La Raza staff, courtesy of the photographers and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center)

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  • Young activist Mary Perez is manhandled by a school administrator in Lincoln Heights, circa 1968. (La Raza staff, courtesy of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center)

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  • Bail bonds agency on 3rd Street goes up in flames during La Marcha Por La Justicia, East Los Angeles, Jan. 31, 1971. (Courtesy of Maria Marquez and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center)

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  • A shotgun is not a search warrant, circa 1970. (Courtesy of Raul Ruiz and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center)

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  • La Familia at the Mexican Independence Day parade in East Los Angeles in September 1970. (La Raza staff, courtesy the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center)

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