Great Wall of L. A. 1940: WW II: Zoot Suit Riots

Great Wall of L. A. 1940: WW II: Zoot Suit Riots

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The contradictions in the Chicano experience are expressed here by a Chicano serviceman, photographed with his mother, having won the Congressional Medal of Honor, and the "Zoot Suit Riots". Unrest erupted in Los Angeles resulting from the abuse of Mexican American boys by US servicemen. The young Chicano youths who were wearing "zoot suits", were targeted and publicly stripped and beaten by the US Marines with the consent of the LA police.

  • This is a giclée of an original coloration used for determining the colors for the Great Wall of LA. It was used by the youth and artists in the LA River when painting the Great Wall over five summers from the late 1970s to early 1980s. 
  • Artist: Judith F. Baca
  • Original Coloration Completed: 1981
  • Paper Size: 21.5" W x 13" H Image Size: 18" W x 8.5" H