2020 has been a devastating year for many reasons not the least of which are the many luminary creative people who passed away. Among them (not a full list) we must note and pay tribute to the legacy of:
Celebrated author and social activist Rodolfo Anaya.
Historian and founder of UCLA’s Chicano Research Center Juan Gómez-Quiñonez
Author, publisher and art activist Gary Keller.
Internationally acclaimed singer and performer Trini López.
Musician, singer, composer, actor and music producer Armando Manzanero.
Actor, Musician and social activist Noé Yaocoatl Montoya.
Actress (Glee) Naya Rivera.
Actress, director and social activist Diane Rodríguez.
Musician and co-founder of the band Tierra, Rudy Salas.
Singer, actress, and equestrienne legend Flor Silvestre.
Photo credits: Rudy Anaya, Gary Keller, Diane Rodríguez, Rudy Salas all copyrighted by Barrio Dog Productions, Inc., Juan Gómez-Quiñonez photo from UCLA faculty website, used under the “fair use” proviso of the copyright law, Trini López photo copyrighted by Mark Guerrero and used with his permission, photo of Naya Rivera copyrighted by Gage Skidmore and used under Creative Commons agreement, Noé Yaocoatl Montoya photo copyrighted by Robert Eliason and used with his permission, photos of Armando Manzanero and Flor Silvestre are in the public domain.