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The Brown Berets (Los Boinas Marrones) are a pro-Chicano organization that emerged during the late 1960s. Since its founding, the group has promoted Chicano Power, which is a call intended to challenge the status quo by promoting freedom, prosperity, and peace for Chicano people. The Brown Berets have been active across a range of specific issues important to Chicano communities, including efforts to promote educational equality, immigrant rights and marches against police brutality.

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The Brown Berets, August Photo credit: — in East Los Angeles, California. East Los Angeles, Brown Pride, Challenge The Status Quo, Who Runs The World, Mexican American, August 28, Berets, Mexicans, Chicano

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The Brown Berets, August 28, 2010. Photo credit: @photogRAFA — in East Los Angeles, California.

Brown Berets at a "Free Huey" rally in Defremery Park, 1968 Photo credit: Bob Fitch Challenge The Status Quo, Berets, Chicano, Rally, Photo Credit, Equality, Bob, Education, Park

Brown Berets at a "Free Huey" rally

Brown Berets at a "Free Huey" rally in Defremery Park, 1968 Photo credit: Bob Fitch

Brown Berets at a Nazi rally — in Pomona, California. Challenge The Status Quo, Double Standards, Photo Credit, Image Search, Baseball Cards, History, Youtube, Sports, Berets

Brown Berets at a Nazi rally — in Pomona, California. Photo credit: David Holgin

In this picture the new Brown Berets commemorate the day in 1970 when over 20,000 Chicanos marched down Whittier Boulevard in East L.A. to protest the war in Vietnam and the high casualty rate of Chicanos, August 29, 2009.  Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image? — at Ruben Salazar Park. Challenge The Status Quo, Berets, Chicano, Photo Credit, Vietnam, Strong, War, Brown, Pictures

In this picture the new Brown Berets commemorate the day in 1970 when over 20,000 Chicanos marched down Whittier Boulevard in East L.A. to protest the war in Vietnam and the high casualty rate of Chicanos, August 29, 2009. Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image? — at Ruben Salazar Park.

La Causa by Mark Vallen, 2011 - oil on canvas Che Guevara Quotes, Activist Art, East Los Angeles, Badass Aesthetic, Brown Pride, Mexican American, Chicano Art, My Heritage, Vietnam War

"La Causa" (The Cause), 2011 "This is one of two paintings I created especially for ¡ADELANTE!, an exhibit of Chicano art at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, California. La Causa is a portrait of militants from the Brown Beret organization, a Chicano group that gained notoriety in the late 1960s for struggling to advance the civil and human rights of Mexican-Americans. The Chicano Moratorium march againt the Vietnam War took place in East Los Angeles on August 29, 1970 - Artist: Mark…

Mexican American Youth Killed Chicano Riot LA Dead on Sidewalk. Photo is dated Chicano Love, Chicano Art, Chicano Studies, Mexican American, American History, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department, Babylon The Great, Black Panther Party

"Youth Killed in Chicano Riot--The body of a Mexican-American youth lies on a sidewalk in East Los Angeles where he was shot to death during an outbreak of violence today following a rally protesting alleged police brutality. Several other persons were wounded as youthful demonstrators broke windows and looted stores," January 31, 1971. Photo credit: AP Chief Ed Davis of the Los Angeles Police Department blamed the protest on “swimming pool Communists” and the Brown Berets, who he claimed…

The Story of the Brown Berets  The personal story of David Sanchez, 19-year-old leader of the Chicano Power Brown Beret movement is about as vivid an illustration as one can find of how once complacent East Los Angles kids have been driven into open, violent rebellion against establishment indifference, bad schools and police brutality... Hispanic American, Mexican American, American History, Chicano Studies, Chicano Art, Haitian Revolution, Hispanic Heritage, Mexican Heritage, Story Of David

The Story of the Brown Berets The personal story of David Sanchez, 19-year-old leader of the Chicano Power Brown Beret movement is about as vivid an illustration as one can find of how once complacent East Los Angles kids have been driven into open, violent rebellion against establishment indifference, bad schools and police brutality...

Brown Berets Photo credit: Does anyone know where this picture was taken, when it was taken, or who the photographer was? Mexican American, Mexican Art, American History, Chicano Love, Chicano Art, Brown Pride, Gangsta Girl, Riot Grrrl, Power To The People

Brown Berets Photo credit: Does anyone know where this picture was taken, when it was taken, or who the photographer was?

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"Xicana means power" Artist: La Chica Perdida, on Tumblr (http://brownishpoints.tumblr.com/post/139243334750/inspired-by-my-fellow-xicanas-past-present-and)

The Brown Berets and others protest a series of shootings of black and Latino youth by the Austin Police Department in Photo credit: Alan Pogue Austin Police, Challenge The Status Quo, The Austin, Natural Hair Inspiration, Sociology, Chicano, Black People, Photo Credit, Cool Photos

The Brown Berets and others protest a series of shootings of black and Latino youth by the Austin Police Department in 1974. Photo credit: Alan Pogue

East L.’ The day high school students helped ignite the Chicano power movement - Los Angeles Times Mexican American, Mexican Art, American History, Che Guevara Quotes, Chicano Studies, Chicano Love, Ghost In The Machine, Protest Art, Black Panther Party

Using their uniforms to express “Brown Pride,” the “Brown Berets” were young Chicano/a activists who, like the Black Panthers, focused on issues such as unemployment, housing, food, & education. In order to call attention to the unequal educational system in East LA in 1968, the Brown Berets organized “blowouts,” where hundreds of Eastside Mexican American public schools students walked out of class the first wk of March in protest of the inferior educational conditions. Credit: LA Times

This painting features a Brown Beret Chicana whose portrait was taken during the 1970 National Chicano Moratorium. The Moratorium against the Vietnam war mobilized an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 peaceful protestors marched in East LA that August. The Brown Berets were a barrio self defense committee and many have referred to them at the parallel Chicana/o organization to the Black Panther party.   Artist: Melanie Cervantes Black Panther Party, Political Art, Mexican American, Chicano Art, Feminist Art, Back In The Day, Zine, Photo Art, Street Art

This painting features a Brown Beret Chicana whose portrait was taken during the 1970 National Chicano Moratorium. The Moratorium against the Vietnam war mobilized an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 peaceful protestors marched in East LA that August. The Brown Berets were a barrio self defense committee and many have referred to them at the parallel Chicana/o organization to the Black Panther party. Artist: Melanie Cervantes

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Artist: Nelida Perez (http://nelidaperez.tumblr.com/post/34614740385/inspired-by-the-chicano-civil-rights-movement)

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Brown Berets. Late 1960s. Photo credit: Does anyone know where this photo was taken or who the photographer was?