Latino Activism in Milwaukee Focus in the Journal Sentinel

Released August 9th, 2018, you can find a multi-part focus on Latino activism in Milwaukee since the 1960s by Jesse Garza. Find interviews with Jesus Salas, Ernesto Chacon, and Avelardo Valdez, including an essay by USC professor Avelardo on his activism that grew from the 1968 Allen-Brady protest. Additionally, find an article on Latina Rockwell Director, Patricia Contreras, who grew up in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood.

Ernesto Chacon, director of the Latin American Union for Civil Rights, pointed toward Fred Blue (right), program director of the Commission on Community Relations during an exchange in Mayor Henry W. Maier’s outer office in City Hall in 1973. (Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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