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La Lucha Sigue, Sigue
Maker: Melanie Cervantes; Jesus Barraza
Date Made: 2010
Place Made: United States: California, Berkeley
Measurements: 66.2 cm x 51 cm; 26 1/16 in x 20 1/16 in
Main Subject: Chicano/Latino
Materials: paper (fiber product)
[artist's signature in pencil] AP "La Lucha Sigue, Sigue" Melanie Cervantes '10
Acquisition Number: 2010-101
Artist's statement: In 1810 Mexico breaks from Spain declaring its Independence. In 1910 Indigenas play major roles in Revolution against the established order in Mexico. In 2010 ¡Zapata vive, vive, la lucha sigue, sigue! Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary and guerilla leader, has inspired many Xicana/os for taking a stand for land rights and to show how the people could defend themselves from the tyranny corrupt governments. This portrait commemorates the role Zapata and his liberation army played in the revolution and the amazing Plan de Ayala which stated that the goal of the revolution was for land to be redistributed among the poor.
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