A Man in the Middle: Salazar’s Words Still Ring True

By EGP Staff Report, Photo courtesy of Sergio Hernandez

Ruben Salazar was killed by an L.A. County Sheriff’s tear gas projectile on Aug. 29, 1970 during the Chicano Moratorium, but last Saturday it was the journalist’s writings that took center stage at Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights, with a special photographic exhibit, readings of his articles written during his college and professional career, screening of the trailer for an upcoming PBS documentary, and a panel discussion on the impact of his writings during the 1960s and 70s, and still today. (Pictured left to right) CSUN Chicano Studies professor and author Dr. Rudy Acuna, Sergio Hernandez, painter of the Salazar portrait that served as the backdrop for the event, Salazar daughters Stephanie Salazar Cook and Lisa Salazar Johnson, Actor Richard Yniguez, and PCC instructor Alberto Juarez. (Photo courtesy of Sergio Hernandez)

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March 8, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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