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Zoot Suit Riots -- Los Angeles (Calif.) -- 1943

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

California, State of

Identifier: 1981.008.2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This artificial collection was begun as a catch-all for small single gifts and purchases, and to make them easier for scholars to search them. This assemblage consists primarily of documents, correspondence, photographs, broadsides and artifacts, dealing mostly with United States history.
Dates: 1747 - 1985

Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee, 1944-12

Identifier: 2006.
Scope and Contents "Sleepy Lagoon...Victory for Democracy." A report and commentary on the overturing of 66 charges against 22 defendents convicted of murder, and assault with a deadly weapon with the intention of murder, following the death of Jose Diaz in Los Angeles, California. Intending to extinguish gang-related crime, Los Angeles police used Diaz's death as a pretext to arrest hundreds of young Mexicans and Mexican-Americans for offenses ranging from weapons possession to minor charges like vagrancy,...
Dates: Publication: 1944-12