THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: JOSÉ ÁNGEL GUTIÉRREZ ON HIS NEW BOOK THE EAGLE HAS EYES: FBI SURVEILLANCE OF CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES WITH BILLY CARDENAS, CÉSAR CHÁVEZ’S LAST PUBLIC SPEECH AND GRONK TALKING ABOUT HIS CELEBRATED ESTRADA COURTS CHICANO MORATORIUM MURAL.
Welcome to another week of Latinopia! This week author and political activist José Angel Gutiérrez talks about his new book, The Eagle Has Eyes: FBI Surveillance of César Estrada Chávez and the United Farm Workers Union, 1965-1975. After much research Gutiérrez uncovered what FBI surveillance found out about César Chávez and how they tried to discredit him. Check out this thought-provoking interview.
Also this week, Mark Guerrero brings us another Chicano Music Chronicles. This week he interviews music manager Billy Cardenas. During the 1960s and 1970s, Cardenas managed some of the most influential Chicano music groups including The Romancers, The Jaguars with the Salas Brothers, The Royal Jesters, Cannibal & the Headhunters, The Premiers, The Blendells, and many others including Mark’s own teenage band, Mark and the Escorts. Check out Mark’s interview with Billy and relive those legendary Chicano music groups of the sixties.
Also this week, we revisit César Chávez’s last public speech before his death at the Mexican Museum of Public Art in Chicago, Illinois where he spoke about the importance of the arts to the Chicano community.
And don’t miss our interview with acclaimed Eastside artist Gronk as he recalls the painting of his renowned Estrada Courts mural in which he memorialized the 1970 Chicano Moratorium Riot.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!