Legacies of the Chicano Moratorium

Reported by Andrea Gutierrez and produced by Anjuli Sastry

» Orig­i­nal­ly aired on August 28, 2020 on NPR’s It’s Been a Minute

We take it back 50 years to the Chi­cano Mora­to­ri­um in Los Ange­les on August 29, 1970. That march and ral­ly against the Viet­nam War—and the dis­pro­por­tion­ate num­ber of casu­al­ties of Mex­i­can Amer­i­cans in that war—ended in 200 arrests, many injuries, and three deaths, includ­ing jour­nal­ist Rubén Salazar. It’s Been a Minute pro­duc­er Andrea Gutier­rez shares a per­son­al sto­ry about it.

This sto­ry also ran on All Things Con­sid­ered, Code Switch, and Alt.Latino.