HISTORIC LEMON GROVE, LOS ANGELES WARD AND MORE NEW BLOGS!
Hola Dudes and Dudas! Your Tia Tenopia here with another fab week of Latinopia!.
This week we continue in or series on important events in Latino history with a look at the historic 1930 Lemon Grove Incident. Now check this out. In the 1920s most Mexicans kids in the Southwest went to segregated schools. But when the school board in the town of Lemon Grove, California decided to build a separate school for the Mexican kids, the parents responded by boycotting the “Mexican school” and filing a lawsuit. This led to the first successful court desegregation case in US history! Pioneering Chicano filmmaker Paul Espinosa has made a moving docu-drama on the incident and we proudly present a segment of that film as Latinopia Event 1930 Lemon Grove Incident.
This week we also showcase “Cockfight,”, the third episode of Jada Puga and Richard Montes’ darkly futuristic webisode series “Los Angeles Ward.” We salutes this dynamic duo and their amazing creativity!
Pioneering scholar Don Felípe De Ortego returns with a new blog and observations on doings in New Mexico. Angela Ortiz also returns with a new Photo of the Week as does Sergio Hernández with a new Arnie and Porfi cartoon strip. And this week we find our teenage Chicano zombie, Lazaro De La Tierra, with plans to attack the Oñate zombie compound in the latest installment of Zombie Mex Diaries. And, of course, if you haven’t kept up with Sara Inés Calderón, Eduardo Díaz, Luis Torres, Ricardo Acuña and Sal Baldenegro, be sure to check out their blogs by clicking onto their squares in the homepage mosaic.
Bueno, dale gas with this week’s videos!