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The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes

ID Number: 2241
Maker: José Antonio Burciaga; Ed Souza
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1989
Place Made: United States: California
Measurements: 44.45 cm x 55.245 cm; 17 1/2 in x 21 3/4 in
Main Subject: Chicano/Latino
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
". . .and to all those who died, scrubbed floors, wept and fought for us." America Tonantzin "The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes" detail of mural "The Mythology and History of Maíz" by José Antonio Burciaga, Stanford University, CA. copyright 1989 photo by Ed Souza José Antonio Burciaga [artist's signature] José Antonio Burciaga

Acquisition Number: 1991-022

This poster reproduces a detail from a mural entitled The History of Maize, located in the Chicano-themed Casa Zapata dormitory at Stanford University. The heroes shown here were selected through a poll the artist conducted among students, faculty, and staff. The Virgen de Guadelupe, patron of the Americas and the spiritual hero of Mexican and Chicano culture, did not place first but she was positioned above out of respect. Leading the poll was Che Guevara, in the position of Christ. The dedication on the tablecloth from one student's hero list: "...and to all those who died, scrubbed floors, wept and fought for us.” reinforces the portraits of some food service workers from Stanford in the back row. For a complete list of the people represented, visit: From L-R: Joaquin Murieta, Frida Kahlo, Luis Valdez, Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, Emiliano Zapata, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Ricardo Flores Magón, Benito Juárez, Martin Luther King Jr., Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Tomás Rivera, Ernesto In Casa Zapata dining hall, Stanford University dormitory.

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