How Zoot Suits Work
The men pictured here are wearing zoot-suits which were traditionally associated with urban jazz culture. These men were urban minorities and/or juvenile delinquents whose choice of dress communicated information about their background and ethnicity. Many young zoot-suit wearers brought their post-war political frustrations to the media's attention during the zoot-suit riots of 1943.
The Brown Berets, 1971 - A Chicana Brown Beret raises her fist at La Marcha de la Reconquista, a 1k mile march from Calexico to Sacramento. The political march and rally was organized to demonstrate the grievances of the Chicana/o community. The march took 3 months.