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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME JFK MEETS WITH LULAC

This Moment in Time is quite extraordinary. It is a photo of President John F. Kennedy visiting a reunion of the Houston League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Houston, Texas on October … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME RICARDO FALCON PRESS CONFERENCE

MOMENT IN TIME RICARDO FALCON PRESS CONFERENCE In September of 1972, the La Raza  Unida political party,  made up primarily of Mexican Americans and other Latinos, convened its national convention … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME CÉSAR CHÁVEZ FUNERAL

Renowned labor leader and President of the United Farm Workers Union César Chávez died on April 23, 1993.  On April 29th, more than 50,000 people attended his funeral in Delano, California. This was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME “1972 LA RAZA UNIDA EL PASO CONVENTION”

              This photo was taken on August 30, 1972. It shows the registration tables in the lobby of the Paso Del Norte hotel in El Paso, … [Read more...]

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MOMENT IN TIME DOSS VS. BERNAL

  This photo is of Alex and Esther Bernal who in 1943 won a historic and precedent-setting lawsuit which challenged long-standing residential segregatiom in Fullerton, California.  Here's the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME E.L.A.16TH OF SEPTEMBER PARADE

On September 15, 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a village priest in the town of Dolores, near Guanajuato, Mexico, declared that Mexico should be free of Spanish rule and initiated the struggle … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME “BECAS DE AZTLÁN”

The Becas de Aztlan (Aztlan Scholarships) program was initiated during the administration of Mexico’s President, Luis Echeverría Alvarez (1970-1976). José Angel Gutíerrez and other Chicano educators … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME A CHICANO IN BELFAST

This photograph commemorates the painting of an international mural on a wall in Belfast, Northern Ireland coordinated by a Chicano muralist, Victor Ochoa, in July of 1997. How a Chicano from San … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME “TIJERINA MEETS GALARZA”

MOMENT IN TIME “TIJERINA MEETS GALARZA” What happens when two celebrated Chicano leaders, whose fight for justice and equality of Mexican Americans is legendary, meet for the first time?  This is … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME “1969 HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL WALK-OUT”

1968 and 1969 were years when Mexican American high school students throughout the United States protested the inferior education they were receiving by simply walking out of school en masse.  … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME “TEATRO CAMPESINO & LOS MASCARONES”

EL TEATRO CAMPESINO/ TEATRO MASCARONES COLLABORATION This photo shows Chicano theater director Luis Valdez with a combined acting team of members of the El Teatro Campesino theater company (United … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME – DENVER YOUTH CONFERENCE RALLY

For years the Mexican American community in the United States  suffered from educational neglect, unemployment, job and political discrimination and law enforcement abuses. In the late … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME – THE ELECTION OF ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA

On May 17, 2005 Antonio Villaraigosa and his supporters celebrated his election as the first Mexican American mayor of Los Angeles in one hundred and thirty-three years.  Although Mexicans were … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA A MOMENT IN TIME GARNER STATE PARK

A Moment In Time Today, Latinos often take for granted our right to vote for elected officials at the city, county state and federal level. But there was a time, not too long ago, when Latinos were … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MOMENT IN TIME 1973 FESTIVAL DE TEATROS CHICANOS

MOMENT IN TIME 1973 FESTIVAL DE LOS TEATRO CHICANOS In the summer of 1970, Luis Valdez, who along with Agustín Lira and Felipe Cantú co-founded El Teatro Campesino, imagined a national … [Read more...]