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The Project

This project was born from an ongoing collaboration between the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC), and the Church of the Epiphany. The CSRC is home to the Church of the Epiphany Civil Rights Collection and works closely with civil rights activist and Epiphany historian, Rosalio Muñoz. In preparation for the 50th anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium (August 29, 1970) in East Los Angeles, we wanted to create something that would help create greater insight and learning about the events that led up to the moratorium, the people involved, and why/how it happened and has since affected not just Chicana/os and Latina/os but Americans.

Thanks to the UCLA Information Studies' Community Archives Internship Program (funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), we had help from Chantel Diaz, a second-year graduate student, who processed and digitized archives related to the Chicano Moratorium and helped us to disseminate those archives and resources through this website. She helped create and start this project during her year-long internship with the CSRC in the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Over the summer, we have had additional help from two undergraduate interns from two separate fellowship programs: Amado Castillo, a third-year undergraduate studying Chicana/o Studies and Sociology at UCLA, who comes to us from the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program. Then, Monique Garcia, a second-year undergraduate studying Chicana/o Studies at California State University, Fullerton, who comes to us from the Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. A huge shout out to our students for all their hard work and passion to preserve this history with us.

Last, we hope this will become a community effort and an archive into itself documenting testimonios from people who connect to the movement then and now.

- Xaviera Flores, CSRC Librarian and Archivist


The Organizations

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

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"We are committed to research that makes a difference."

Since its founding in 1969, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) has played a pivotal role in the development of scholarly research on the Chicano-Latino population, which is now the largest minority group in the United States. Our research mission is supported by five distinct components: a library with special collections archive, an academic press, collaborative research projects, public programs, and community-based partnerships, and a competitive grants and fellowships program.

The CSRC Library is dedicated to acquiring primary source materials that document the life experiences of and the local and national organizations affiliated with these communities, with an emphasis on Southern California. Our holdings document the Chicano/Latino experience in the areas of the arts, music, literature, health, history, policy, immigration, border studies, education, religion, language, gender, and sexuality. We work closely with community groups to ensure that our projects not only safeguard the historical record but also contribute to the more immediate needs of the community.

For more information, please visit the CSRC website.

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Church of the Epiphany

Founded in 1887, the Church of the Epiphany is the oldest sustaining Episcopal congregation in Los Angeles. The Church of the Epiphany has borne witness to the transformation of Lincoln Heights from an Anglo suburb into a community of Mexican immigrants and Chicanx. It reflects not only the rich architectural heritage of its neighborhood but also deeply important social and political developments in the latter half of the 20th century... - Los Angeles Conservancy

For more information, please visit the Church of the Epiphany website.