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LA students paint mural commemorating 1968 high school walkouts

By staff |
March 27, 2014
Carlos Montes (third from right) with creators of mural commemorating walkouts.
Carlos Montes (third from right) with creators of mural commemorating 1968 Chicano high school walkouts. (Fight Back! News/Staff)
Mural commemorating historic Chicano high school walkouts.
Mural commemorating historic Chicano high school walkouts.

Los Angeles, CA – A mural commemorating the historic 1968 East LA Chicano high school walkouts was dedicated here, at Lincoln High School, March 25. The mural was created by Lincoln High School students who are part of the Behind the Heights Art Team.

"We are raising awareness in our community through the arts. We made a mural about the walkouts. We did it on a wall next to our school so everyone could see it," said one of the students who helped do the mural.

Among those in attendance was veteran Chicano activist Carlos Montes, who helped lead the 1968 walkouts.

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