Pachucos y Sirenas Looks Back at 1940s Chicano Counterculture

Pachucos y Sirenas Looks Back at 1940s Chicano Counterculture

By Eneri Rodriguez – WestWord.com – Photo: Daniel Salazar. Photo: Museo de las Americas new exhibition Pachucos y Sirenas looks at 1940s Mexican-American counterculture in the Southwest. (Daniel Salazar) In the 1930s and 1940s, being brown in the United...
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

By Michelle Threadgould – Racked.com. 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 beads in part to proudly highlight...