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Zoot Suit (1981) was one of the first films to showcase and explore the complicated racial tensions and political landscape affecting Mexican Americans in the 1940s. The film contextualizes the lives and struggles of pachucas and pachucos leading up to the #ZootSuitRiots on LA’s streets in 1943. The historical significance of Zoot Suit also extends beyond the big screen and on to the stage. It was the first Chicano play on Broadway (1979) and its production marked the first professionally produced Chicano play.
On Saturday, August 20, celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Chicano film #ZootSuit with an outdoor screening of the film 📽 a vintage fashion show, and a pachuco dance contest! #LAvidapachuca #LAPlazaLA #free

Left: ''Manuel Ybarra in zoot suit, 1942.'' Right: ''Josie is wearing her zoot suit while waiting for the Red Car at E. 41st St. and Long Beach Ave. in Los Angeles, ca. 1945'' #zootsuitriots #happycincodemayo 💥🌹💥

June 3, 1943. #zootsuitriots

African American zoot suiter in an ambulance after being assaulted during the #ZootSuitRiots #ZootSuits #barriohistorian #barrio2barrio

From the Zoot Suit Riots in 1943 to Police Brutality and the inauguration of a sexist, racist, hateful man, we never have and will never stop fighting for our rights and freedoms. No tenemos fronteras. It's time for us to join together and embrace our differences because love is love and we are all people no matter the color of our skin, our religion, the way we look, how and what language we speak or where we come from. Any person who threatens those beliefs will never be my president. #notmypresident #zootsuitriots

No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992 @caaminla Powerful exhibition 💪🏽 #wattsriots #lariots #zootsuitriots

Los Angeles, 1943 - A series of racial attacks against Mexican-American youth begins the Zoot Suit Riots. For seven days, mobs of white military servicemen roamed the streets invading bars, restaurants, and theaters looking for those dressed down in the distinctive zoot suit. Pachucos who were caught by the mob were beaten and had thier suits slashed and torn off from them. By the end of riots, the mob of servicemen were attacking Mexican-Americans wether they were wearing zoot suits or not. The Los Angeles Zoot Suit Riots also triggered similar attacks against zoot suiters in Oakland, San Diego, and Chicago.

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LA1992 exhibit at @caaminla includes history on Zoot Suit Riots in which not only Mexican American youth were attacked but any POC youth wearing them...white sailors also rampaged through Bronzeville, the Black community that thrived in Little Tokyo during the forced incarceration of Japanese Americans. What the exhibit didn't mention is it was also the first time youths of color from different communities, Black, Mexican, Filipinos banded together to defend themselves against racist attacks. #CAAM #lahistory #zootsuit #zootsuitriots

Teens posing for the camera in a South Central LA neighborhood, mid 1940s. This photo was in my grandmas stacks of pics, it's their house in the back, I think these are her sisters. First thought was, I'm sure those are BB guns but dang!!! #southcentral #vintagelosangeles #vintagela #losangeles1940s #zootsuitriots

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Such a stirring and emotional time at the California African American Museum (CAAM) today.

Sol participated in this first interactive question as an opening to the L.A. Uprising exhibit.

His answers to "In today's political climate, how can we bring change to unify ourselves?": "Vote. Understand. Love. Care. Believe." Marcus, an L.A. native, was living in the Bay Area at the time of the uprising, and I was in college in the other LA-- Louisiana. Sol, of course, was not even a thought. Yet, this exhibit drew us all in, placed us there.

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A display on the Zoot Suit riots of 1943 in LA, containing information on the event and an encased zoom suit. The Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 were a series of attacks by white servicemen against Mexican-American young people and other minorities in the SoCal area. Zoot suits were a style in en vogue at the time amongst young Mexican-American and black men and they contained a number of fabrics that at the time were being rationed in due to the war effort at the time. In consequence, many white Americans saw the wearing of Zoot suits as unpatriotic, which led to violence against people wore them, most of those people being minorities. #zootsuitriots #lauprising #racism #lahistory #brownlivesmatter #blacklivesmatter #endwhitesupremacy #zootsuit #losangeles

#MadRespect to #CAAM for tracing back the roots of the #RodneyKingUprising to the #ZootSuitRiots They have a beautiful #ZootSuit on display to see the first thing as you enter. #PoliceAbuseIsPoliceAbuse #BlackBrownUnity #RideOrDie

#zootsuit Los Angeles 30's -40's era #zootsuitriots #zootsuite #CAAM

"Pachucos Wanted" many struggled and suffered to be who they were it's not just about "dressing up"
Going to frame this also and maybe make prints any suggestions?! #history #pachucoswanted #educateyourself #historyrepeats #chicanosunidos #unidosrifamos #unite #chicanos #latinos #pencil #drawing #pencildrawing #pachucos #pachuca #zootsuitriots #zootsuiter #lapachucada #neverstop #1943 #losangeles #unidos #vivalaraza #thestruggle #monitotattoos #tattoosbymonito

-✊Chicanos Unidos✊- Got inspired last night to draw this for what the homegirl @l.a_oogum_boogum and homeboy @jp11s standing up in cudahy. Going to frame this or maybe make prints any suggestions?! #historyrepeats #chicanosunidos #unidosrifamos #unite #chicanos #latinos #pencil #drawing #pencildrawing #pachucos #pachuca #zootsuitriots #zootsuiter #lapachucada #neverstop #1943 #losangeles #unidos #vivalaraza #thestruggle #monitotattoos #tattoosbymonito

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