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Program
The Chicano moratorium
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-6t0gt5fp55
Filename
PRA_AAPP_BC0080_The_Chicano_moratorium
Pacifica Radio Archives
BC0080
Description
A news report recounting the events of August 29, 1970 consisting of interviews with participants in the Chicano Moratorium. On August 29, 1970, over 20,000 protesters, mostly Mexican-Americans, gathered in Laguna Park in East Los Angeles to peacefully protest the Vietnam War. By August of 1970, the mortality rate in the Vietnam War was disproportionately high within the Mexican-American demographic, while funding for schools, jobs, healthcare, housing, and other important areas of the group's daily infrastructure were grossly under-funded or non-existent. Activists, community leaders, and students built a broad coalition of support and created a day of education, learning, and music to help raise awareness of these discrepancies in the Chicano community. The day would end tragically just as the rally was beginning in the park, as Los Angeles County Sheriff's attacked the non-violent crowd with tear gas and batons. The result was four dead, including award-winning Los Angeles Times Journalist and news directo
Broadcast
1970-11-05
Created
1970-08-29
Asset type
Program
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Public Affairs
Subjects
Chicano movement; Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- California; Vietnam War, 1961-1972 -- Protest movements; Salazar, Ruben, 1928-1970; Hispanic Americans--Civil rights
Creator
KPFK, Producer
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:47:12
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Citation
Chicago: “The Chicano moratorium,” 1970-11-05, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed January 23, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-6t0gt5fp55.
MLA: “The Chicano moratorium.” 1970-11-05. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. January 23, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-6t0gt5fp55>.
APA: The Chicano moratorium. Boston, MA: Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-6t0gt5fp55