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A Call to La Raza for a Personal Pledge to Non Violence

Herman Gallegos and Henry Santiestevan, (December 31, 1968)

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Soon after the founding of NCLR in 1968—in the midst of urban riots following the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, at a time when some elements of both the African American and Latino civil rights movements were urging the use of violence to achieve social change—the first two chief executives of the organization, Herman Gallegos and Henry Santiestevan, issued this call to Latinos, “A Call to La Raza for a Personal Pledge to Non Violence.”