How the 1970 Chicano Moratorium changed LA art and culture

Harry Gamboa Jr., First Supper (After A Major Riot), 1974, from the Asco era. ©1974, Harry Gamboa Jr., 16 inches x 20 inches, Fujigloss Lightjet print, Edition of ten.

On August 29, 1970, more than 20,000 demonstrators marched in East LA. The march was called The National Chicano Moratorium Against the Vietnam War. It began peacefully, but ended in widespread violence, arrests, and three deaths. That day had lasting effects on Chicano culture, politics, and art.