KTLA News: “Demonstration protesting high unemployment among Chicanos in East Los Angeles” (1971)

KTLA News: “Demonstration protesting high unemployment among Chicanos in East Los Angeles” (1971)

The KTLA newsfilm collection at UCLA consists of cut and unedited stories, outtakes and fill footage, originally shot on 16mm reversal film stock with magnetic soundtrack. Some footage, particularly material not used for broadcast, may be without sound.

Title: “Demonstration protesting high unemployment among Chicanos in East Los Angeles.” Date: November 30, 1971.

Summary: Reporter Stan Chambers covers a demonstration in front of the Human Resources and Development Office in East Los Angeles. Calling themselves the Unemployed Chicanos, they are protesting the high unemployment rate among Latinos and are demanding that the director of HRD meet with their representatives. Footage includes people marching, carrying signs and chanting, “We want decent jobs.” There is also footage of Chambers interviewing a spokesman for the group.

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