Chicano Murals from El Paso, Texas Part III

Ruben Salazar

On August 29, 1970, 20,000 Chicanos marched through the streets of E.L.A. protesting the Vietnam War and the higher death rate among Chicanos in proportion to other nationalities. At the rally following the march, the people were suddenly attacted by police. Three were killed and many were injured. Among those killed was El Paso's own Ruben Salazar, a well know journalist dedicated to the advancement of the Chicano community. This mural is dedicated to those who gave their lives and to those who continue the struggle against injustice.

Photography by © 1997-2005 Sal Rojas | Digital Aztlan

Chicano Murals from El Paso, Texas Part IV

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