La Pachuca: Mexican subculture in 1940’s L.A.

La Pachuca: Mexican subculture in 1940’s L.A.

By Maria Rios – MuseumOfTheCity.org – Photo Tumblr Pachuca girls in a police station, 1940s The pachuca/os culture came into the spotlight in the summer of 1942 with the death of José Díaz on Williams ranch in rural Los Angeles, located near reservoirs...
Pachucas and the Chicana/o movement

Pachucas and the Chicana/o movement

By Maria Rios – MuseumOfTheCity.org – Photo Salvador Rojas While pachucas were being persecuted from both the American public and their own community, there began a gender shift and an empowerment growing in ethnic women and the subculture was making an...
The Rebellion of Rosary Beads

The Rebellion of Rosary Beads

By Michelle Threadgould – Racked.com – Photo Damien Meyer/Getty Images One of the earliest moments when rosaries appeared in the popular fashion consciousness happened in ’30s and ’40s Los Angeles. Chicano youth, known as pachucas and pachucos, wore rosary...
Pachuco Boogie

Pachuco Boogie

By AmericanSabor.org – Photo Don Tosti Papers/CEMA 88 Pachuco boogie was a Mexican American dance music that alternated between African American and Afro-Caribbean styles. In the late 1930s young Mexican American men and women rejected by both American and...