1970 Chicano Moratorium
44 years ago today, 30,000 marched in East LA in the Chicano Moratorium in protest of the Vietnam War, and in an act of self-determination for Chicanos. Historians believe the Chicano Moratorium was one of the largest anti-war protests of its day and the first to call attention to the number of Chicanos disproportionately represented in Vietnam.
Thousands who gathered at Laguna Park after the march to listen to speakers and performers were forced to run for cover after deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department began brutally attacking march-goers with night sticks. Reporter Rubén Salazar was one of them.
Salazar, who was a well-known journalist, was killed later that evening at the Silver Dollar Bar on Whittier Boulevard when sheriff’s deputies shot a tear gas canister into the bar. The canister hit Salazar in the head and killed him instantly. Salazar had clashed with local police in the months before his death, reports the LA Times. Ángel Díaz and Lynn Ward also died that day.
Just picked up this stellar Silvertone Silhouette, super played-in and faded gloriously. I mean seriously, compare the back to the finish on the front. Insane! #guitar #vintage #silvertone #silhouette #harmony #seattle #guitartech (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)
THE ULTIMATE DRAG. Little known fact: Elvin had to wear a wig for the rest if the series because he was snatched at the root.
As soon as a black mom says “lemme tell you something” you know somebody is about to get their feelings hurt
the bold tho
lol she is me. true feminist not this beyonce crap ppl keep trying to feed me
Pointing that one finger is so powerful
Photos by a young Stanley Kubrick, taken in the 1940s while employed by Look Magazine.
I read this book and the whole thing is pure gold, especially the minority friends part.
Psycho by Dr. Mierzwiak
For sale on my etsy shop