Help Build Up the La Raza Archive

CSRC_LaRaza_B14F3S1_N032  Man with words written on his fist | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
In East Los Angeles during the late 1960s and 1970s, a group of young activists used creative tools like writing and photography as a means for community organizing, providing a platform for the Chicano Movement in the form of the bilingual newspaper
S9 E5: La Raza

Artbound "La Raza" is a KCETLink production in association with the Autry Museum of the American West and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

In partnership with the Chicano Studies Research Center, KCET is asking for your help in building a more robust archive. Do you know anything about the photos below? Click left or right to view the images and leave your comments below!

The 1960s and 70s were turbulent times. In those years, a group of intrepid young activists took over 25,000 images for the community newspaper-turned-magazine La Raza. Their photographs created a precious archive of the times through a Chicanx perspective. These photos now exist at UCLA's Chicano Studies Research Center, but not every photo has valuable information on them such as: where were they taken, who were in the photos and what was happening in the image.

CSRC_LaRaza_B2F12C3_RR_003 California State University, Los Angeles Zapata Power Conference | Raul Ruiz, a Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
1/50 California State University, Los Angeles Zapata Power Conference | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B2F14C1_Staff_001 East Los Angeles College Demonstration | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
2/50 East Los Angeles College Demonstration | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B4F3C1_Staff_025 Bride and groom | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
3/50 Bride and groom | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B4F11C2_Staff_008 Anti-war protest during President Nixon's visit to Los Angeles | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
4/50 Anti-war protest during President Nixon's visit to Los Angeles | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B6F4bC9_MB_021 Ricardo Chavez Ortiz demonstration in front of the United States Courthouse | Manuel Barrera Jr., La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
5/50 Ricardo Chavez Ortiz demonstration in front of the United States Courthouse | Manuel Barrera Jr., La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B7F9S1_N011 Man with a camera | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
6/50 Man with a camera | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B7F9S1_N014 Children singing | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
7/50 Children singing | Pedro Arias, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B7F9S5_N001 A group of children | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
8/50 A group of children | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B7F10S1_N018 Children holding signs at the demonstration against the death of Carlos Martinez in front of the LAPD Hollenbeck Police Station | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
9/50 Children holding signs at the demonstration against the death of Carlos Martinez in front of the LAPD Hollenbeck Police Station | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B8F12S13_N017 People in a theatrical performance | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
10/50 People in a theatrical performance | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B9F6S1_N014 People in a theatrical performance | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
11/50 People in a theatrical performance | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B9F10S1_N015 Performance at a teatro festival | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
12/50 Performance at a teatro festival | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B9F14S2_N006 Children in a performance | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
13/50 Children in a performance | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B10F3S3_N006 Women at CASA Immigration March | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
14/50 Women at CASA Immigration March | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B11F12S1_N020 Facade of Club Social y Deportive Campestre in Mexico | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
15/50 Facade of Club Social y Deportive Campestre in Mexico | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B11F16S1_N002 Protest for mental helath funds outside of the Western Printing and Lithographic Company in Los Angeles | Manuel Barrera Jr., La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
16/50 Protest for mental helath funds outside of the Western Printing and Lithographic Company in Los Angeles | Manuel Barrera Jr., La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B12F5S1_N010 Hazard Park demonstration | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
17/50 Hazard Park demonstration | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B12F6S1_N006 Women in a Los Angeles hair salon | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
18/50 Women in a Los Angeles hair salon | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B12F6S2_N003 Women demonstrate against the Big Buy Market in East Los Angeles | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
19/50 Women demonstrate against the Big Buy Market in East Los Angeles | Devra Weber, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B12F9S1_N010 Demonstration spurred by the lack of Latinos in the industry and negative depictions in film |  La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
20/50 Demonstration spurred by the lack of Latinos in the industry and negative depictions in film | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B12F16S4_N013 Conchita Thronton with a group at a Pico Gardens and Aliso Village Traffic Light Demonstration | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
21/50 Conchita Thronton with a group at a Pico Gardens and Aliso Village Traffic Light Demonstration | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B12F26S1_N030 Protesters at a demonstration | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
22/50 Protesters at a demonstration | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B12F26S3_N010 Raul Ruiz speaks at a La Raza Unida meeting | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
23/50 Raul Ruiz speaks at a La Raza Unida meeting | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B14F3S1_N032 A person with writing on their fist | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
24/50 A person with writing on their fist | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B14F5S2_N022 Daniel Zapata and others at a La Raza staff party | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
25/50 Daniel Zapata and others at a La Raza staff party | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B14F7S1_N001 People, including Brown Berets members, sit on lawn | Daniel Zapata, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
26/50 People, including Brown Berets members, sit on lawn | Daniel Zapata, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B14F8S2_N021 Bride and groom pose for a photograph at the Church of Epiphany | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
27/50 Bride and groom pose for a photograph at the Church of Epiphany | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B14F11S3_N034 Boy stands next to mural on bleachers in City Terrace | Manuel Barrera, Jr., La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
28/50 Boy stands next to mural on bleachers in City Terrace | Manuel Barrera, Jr., La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B14F9S1_N002 Bride and groom pose for Eliezer Risco's wedding day | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
29/50 Bride and groom pose for Eliezer Risco's wedding day | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B14F13S2_N002 Man raises fist while walking through a courthouse | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
30/50 Man raises fist while walking through a courthouse | Raul Ruiz, La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B15F17S1_N001 Women walking down the street in Cuba | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
31/50 Women walking down the street in Cuba | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B16F6S4_N001 LAPD officers confront protesters at police brutality march | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
32/50 LAPD officers confront protesters at police brutality march | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B16F6S8_N001 Man holds sign | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
33/50 Man holds sign | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B16F6S9_N013 Woman protests at Million Dollar Theater |  La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
34/50 Woman protests at Million Dollar Theater | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B16F6S12_N006 People at a theater production | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
35/50 People at a theater production | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B16F6S18_N022 Boy on a motorcycle | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
36/50 Boy on a motorcycle | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B16F7S1_N081 Man speaks at a demonstration at USC Gould School of Law | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
37/50 Man speaks at a demonstration at USC Gould School of Law | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B17F3S2_N023 Man speaks at a community meeting in East Los Angeles | Manuel Barrera, Jr., La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
38/50 Man speaks at a community meeting in East Los Angeles | Manuel Barrera, Jr., La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B17F3S8_N017 Man plays guitar during La Raza Unida community meeting | Manuel Barrera, Jr., La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
39/50 Man plays guitar during La Raza Unida community meeting | Manuel Barrera, Jr., La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
CSRC_LaRaza_B17F3S11_N013 Raul Ruiz speaks during La Raza Unida Party event | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
40/50 Raul Ruiz speaks during La Raza Unida Party event | La Raza photograph collection. Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center