Today in history: Zoot Suit riots rock L.A.

Today in history: Zoot Suit riots rock L.A.

By Special to PeoplesWorld.org – PeoplesWorld.org – Image WInter Garden Theatre. Over the course of five days, beginning on June 3, 1943, simmering racial unease exploded as hundreds of white sailors stationed in Los Angeles stormed into East L.A. and...
‘Zoot Suit,’ a Pioneering Chicano Play, Comes Full Circle

‘Zoot Suit,’ a Pioneering Chicano Play, Comes Full Circle

By ElTeatroCampesino.com – Photo Jay Thompson/Center Theater Group On Tuesday, Jan. 31, a revival of “Zoot Suit” begins its run at the Taper, kicking off the theater’s 50th-anniversary season. A fantastical reimagining of the so-called Sleepy Lagoon murder case,...
What were the Zoot Suit Riots?

What were the Zoot Suit Riots?

By Evan Andrews – History.com – Photo Library of Congress The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of violent clashes during which mobs of U.S. servicemen, off-duty police officers and civilians brawled with young Latinos and other minorities in Los Angeles. The...
Vincent Valdez’s Virtuosity

Vincent Valdez’s Virtuosity

By David S. Rubin – GlassTire.com – Image Kill the Pachuco Bastard!/collection of Cheech Marin Set in an East Los Angeles barroom, “Kill the Pachuco Bastard!” tells the story of the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots, which were spawned by a Los Angeles Times news story...