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¡Free Los Siete de la Raza!
Maker: Los Siete De La Raza; Peoples Press
Date Made: 1970
Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 40.5 cm x 58 cm; 15 15/16 in x 22 13/16 in
Main Subject: Chicano/Latino; Political Prisoners
Materials: newsprint (fiber product)
¡Free Los Siete De La Raza! Los Siete Seven Latin Brothers From The Mission Streets On Trial Now At The Hall Of Injustice Two Pigs Attacked Them And And One Pig Shot The Other Everyday Our Brothers Are On Trial For Murder In Dept. 23 It Could Have Been Any Of Us Come See About Los Siete 850 Bryant/10:00-4:00/3rd Floor
Acquisition Number: 1990-021
LOS SIETE DE LA RAZA Seven young Mexicano and Central American immigrants were recruiting street kids into a college Chicano Studies Program in the late 1960s. They were arrested for the May 1, 1969 murder of a police officer; the officer had stopped them on suspicion of robbery because they were moving some of a relative's possessions. One fled the country and sought asylum in Cuba. Their case was seen as political because of issues of police racism and the gentrification of San Francisco's Mission District in the late 60's and early 70's. Their defense became the foundation of a revolutionary community organization called Los Siete de la Raza. The Black Panther Party played an active role in raising bail money.