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  • Zoot Suit Riots

    Zoot Suit Riots

    Set in the environment of ethnic and racial paranoia that defined the early 1940s in Los Angeles, California, the "Zoot Suit Riots" were a defining moment for Zoot Suiters and the Mexican American community. The ethnic populations of California as a whole, and Los Angeles in particular, were under

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  • Zoot Suit Riots

    Zoot Suit Riots

    The riots began in Los Angeles, amidst a period of rising tensions between American servicemen stationed in southern California and Los Angeles' Chicano community. Many of the tensions between the Chicano community and the sailors existed because the servicemen walked through a Chicano neighborhood on the way back to their

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  • Zora Neale Hurston

    Zora Neale Hurston

    The list of words accurately describing the 30 year career of Zora Neale Hurston includes anthropologist, dramatist, essayist, folklorist, novelist, short story writer and autobiographer. The early life of Zora Neale Hurston has been shrouded in mystery with the majority of biographical accounts list the year of her birth as

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