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Maker: Carlos Callejo
Date Made: Circa 1968
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 43.2 cm x 55.9 cm; 17 in x 22 in
Main Subject: Chicano/Latino; Political Prisoners; Police Brutality
Materials: paper (fiber product)
March: July 8-11:00 A.M.- Pershing Sq. 5th & Hill St. Rally: 1:00 P.M. -La Placita - Olvera St. (on Alameda) Demands: Stop All Police Brutality Free All Political Prisoners Justice for Carlos Montes Demandas: Alto A La Represión Policiaca Libertad para Presos Políticos Justicia para Carlos Montes Marcha: 8 de Julio - Pershing Sq. - 11:00 AM Calles 5 y Hill Mitin: 1:00 P.M - La Placita - Olvera St Chidcare Provided / Cuidado de Niños Justice for Carlos Montes [illegible] P.O. Box 7093 Los Angeles, Cal. 90022
Acquisition Number: 2008-102
Carlos Montes is a co-founder of the Brown Berets, a Chicano working class youth organization in the United States in the late 1960s and 1970s. He was also one of the leaders of the Chicano Blowouts, a series of walkouts of East Los Angeles high schools to protest against racism and inequality in Los Angeles-area high schools. As a leader in the Brown Berets, he organized the first protest at the East L.A. Sheriff’s station against police brutality in the winter of 1967. Additionally, he was a leader and organizer in the historic East L.A. Walkouts in March of 1968, which led to major reforms and changes in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He was indicted by a secret L.A. County Grand Jury and arrested for conspiracy to disrupt the school system with many other charges in what became known as the East L.A. 13 case; charges later dropped.
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