It was a peaceful March for Rights and Respect… that the LA PD brutalized and, some say, assassinated its leader. Here is a story of him and the 30,000 people hardly ever mentioned in discussions of the Civil Rights era, but who may soon be seen as the pioneers of what now appears to be upon us:
the Civil Rights Movement dos.cero
(And, yes, that IS the Los Angeles Free Press Front Page featured in this trailer for the PBS Documentary, Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle. The entire documentary – excellent, btw – is also available via YouTube, free of charge.)

A final note ~ For more about the Chicano Movement (or any past piece on any subject, individual, or topic in the LA FP) simply send an email to: with Subject Line: ARCHIVE Request for [this].