50th anniversary of the National Chicano Moratorium- Poster of the Week
Offset, Circa 1970
Los Angeles, CA
Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War. On August 29, 1970, between 20,000 and 30,000 demonstrators made their way through East Los Angeles, to protest the war and the disproportionate drafting of Chicanos. At the time, Chicanos were less than 10% of the population, but 28% of casualties in Vietnam. The Moratorium was an organized effort to mobilize Mexican Americans to oppose the Vietnam War and bring attention to this disparity.
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