Five Videos You Should See on the August 29th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium

Aug 29, 2014
9:37 AM

On August 29, 1970, what began as a peaceful protest against the Vietnam War turned into one of the worst examples of police brutality in the history of the United States. The Chicano Moratorium. Here are five videos about the August 29 tragedy. As you watch, ask yourself: why were there so many police and how far have we really progressed?

Video 1: “A Fall 2010 Digital History Project from Pomona College Hist17CH: Chicano Latino Histories”

Video 2: Loyola-Marymount film student Tom Myrdahl captured footage from August 29, 1970.

Video 3: A 2008 video from a student who created a presentation for a class.

Video 4: A 2010 interview with Rosalio Muñoz.

Video 5: A new 2016 video from Fusion.