Friday, February 13, 2009

Robert F. Kennedy in La Colonia Oxnard


Dear friend, life-long activist, and former Catholic nun, Lupe Anguiano recently gifted me a treasure in this photograph of Robert F. Kennedy in prayer at Cristo Rey Church in the La Colonia barrio of Oxnard three days before his 1968 assassination. Father Augustin Alvarez is in the background.
Other such historical jewels can be found in her archive at UCLA (http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/center/events/Anguiano.htm).

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2 comments:

Peter Richardson said...

Didn't know about RFK's Oxnard stop ... very interesting. Did I tell you about Randy Shaw's "Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavaz, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century," which I'm reading now? Maybe you've already seen it, but if not, it might be up your alley.

Unknown said...

I was a child in Oxnard and remember seeing Bobby Kennedy in a parade down Fifth Street in Oxnard I think it was the day before he was murdered. That left a powerful impression on me.