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Mr B., had to explain the Zoot Suit riots, best I could, to my 13 year-old a few weeks ago. Believe it or not, she was watching the film "American Me" on cable at the time. Saw your post here, and brought her down to read the article. I like passing history on to my girls, even if it's from questions raised by movies sometimes...
Thanks for the good posting!
PeteyOriginally Posted by Petey
I'm glad that you and your daughter got some use of the article. I think its wise to look back on history now and then,
this way we won't forget what some people went through, at the time of this incident in the article I was about 8 years old , I remember the Zoot-Suiters well in fact one of my uncles was a Zoot-Suiter, men I can still see his "Drapes", we use to call the Zoot-suiters "Pachucos"
In the East, large numbers of young black men wore zoot suits
during the early 1940s. One of the young men who wore a
zoot suit was Malcolm X. Did black fashions have an
influence on young men of Mexican descent at the time?
My mother remember a young Mexican-American man whose
parents tried to prevent him from wearing a zoot suit in
the small California town of Santa Paula.
In light of the story of ZOOT SUIT RIOTS featuring fights between
servicemen and young Mexican-Americans who wore zoot suits
during World War II, large numbers of young men of Mexican
descent were in the American Armed Forces during the war,
racking up quite a record.
- Chuck Johnston
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There were 17 Mexican-American Medal of Honor winners during world war two.
This from the book " Among The Valiant " by Raul Morin.
Grorp photo of the Sleepy Lagoon Boys ---------Joe Ruiz (Chepe) is the new featherweight champ
THE SLEEPY LAGOON BOYS
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the movie "zoot suit" that starred edward james olmos and was made after the very popular play is a great one to see. olmos plays "el pachuco" a kind of zoot suit spirit. if you get the chance check it out. olmos was great..." i didn't tell you to kill the vato".....
Olmos also played the "Pachuco" in the play, a play that I was able see, the movie does't do justice to the play Imo.
"I did't tell you to kill the vato"
Greg you said it just like Olmos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
frank...sorry to say i missed the play. heard it was really great. that might have spoiled you because i still consider the movie under rated and for some reason it is hard to find and rarely shown on cable. never forgot olmos character or his pronounciation.." a marijuana fantaseee". one of the coolest parts ever written and eddy james played it perfectly.
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My 13 year old daughter caught this flick on cable (On a day I wasn't home, go figure!) and gave it good a review, only saying that "The guy who played Selena's Dad was a little creepy but good."Originally Posted by gregbeyer
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