By Daniel Hernandez – – Photo Not Credited.

He was a high school football player and class president in the Central Valley. Then he went to Panama with the U.S. Air Force, where he became a Baptist preacher. Back in California, he went to law school at night and passed the bar exam. And after that, he was introduced to a nascent movement embracing the new cultural and political categorization of “Chicano.”

In Los Angeles in the late 1960s, Oscar Zeta Acosta became the movement’s lawyer. But the enigmatic Brown Buffalo was in a way just getting started.

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