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Red Emma Returns, Street Performance
Centro Cultural de la Raza, Organizer
Centro Cultural de la Raza, Organizer
Cisco, Elizabeth, Organizer
Small, Deborah, Organizer
Avalos, David, Organizer
Hock, Louis, Organizer
Weeks, W, Organizer
Sher, B., Organizer
Kirkwood, Carla, Organizer
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Dept of Special Collections, Donald Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010,, (805) 893-8563, URL:
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UC Santa Barbara, Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Centro Cultural de la Raza archives
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California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Dept of Special Collections, Donald Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010; (805) 893-8563
This street performance was named after Emma Goldman, a labor organizer during the 1930s. She belonged to the communist party and was often referred to as "Red Emma." A "Free Speech" banner is carried by some of the participants. It was staged downtown San Diego, on the same corner where IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) union members were arrested for speaking in public. This photo is of a passionate young Chicana with political buttons on her blouse.
Cat.3 078(4)
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35mm slide
Chicano art
Mexican American art
Mexican Americans
Performance art
Chicana art
Face painting
Pro-choice movement
Women's rights
Buttons (information artifacts)
Politics in art
Human rights
Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940
San Diego (Calif.)

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