Letter from R. F. Valdez, 1971

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Title

Letter from R. F. Valdez, 1971

Subject

California State University, Los Angeles
Zapata, Emiliano, 1879-1919
Chicano Movement

Description

Norwalk City Councilman Valdez wrote Dymally on behalf of Mexican American students at California State University, Los Angeles, asking for his support in changing the name of a building at the university from “South Tower” to “Zapata Tower” in Honor of Emiliano Zapata. Zapata was a leader in the Mexican Revolution, and a symbol of political struggle during the Chicano Movement of the late 60s and early 70s. The name was instead changed to Simpson Tower.

Written by Aaron Rios, History 3450, Fall 2020.

Creator

Valdez, R.F.

Source

Mervyn M. Dymally Papers, Special Collections & Archives, California State University, Los Angeles

Publisher

California State University, Los Angeles, Library. Special Collections & Archives

Date

1971-02-17

Rights

NO COPYRIGHT - UNITED STATES

Format

Document

Type

Text

Coverage

Lim_026.01

Citation

Valdez, R.F., “Letter from R. F. Valdez, 1971,” California State University - Los Angeles, accessed April 21, 2024, https://calstatela-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/11.