CSRC Launches Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary Project

On August 29, fifty years after the National Chicano Moratorium took place in Los Angeles, the CSRC publicly launched the Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary Project website. With images, exhibitions, an interactive map of the moratorium route, and personal narratives, the site is a free archive-based resource dedicated to the event and how it changed the course of the civil rights movement across the United States for the Chicano-Latino community. In partnership with the People’s History Project in Lincoln Heights and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences through their Mellon Foundation-funded Community Archives Lab, this website is an on-going project, as we find, digitize, and catalog related archival materials. The community can also help. If you have a story or photographs you would like to share with us about your experience at the National Chicano Moratorium, you may contribute to the website here.

Image: Protesters march on Whittier Boulevard during the National Chicano Moratorium, August 29, 1970. ©La Raza Staff. La Raza Photograph Collection, no. 1000.