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Highways Opening Benefit--Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Centro Cultural de la Raza, Organizer
Centro Cultural de la Raza, Organizer
Date Created and/or Issued
May 5, 1989
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:
Contributing Institution
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
Performance commemorates Cinco de Mayo as well as providing commentary on Columbus' role in the decimation and exploitation of native peoples. This photo is of a stage set or installation art for ambiance. On the ground is a ship dated October 12, 1492, and beneath it, a cross. Against the back wall is a picture of a crowd with their hands up, possibly at a third reich rally. Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica. The picture is placed in a boat named "U.S.S. Amnesty". Text on the boat reads, "If you catch an alien, you ought to clean 'em and try 'em yourself.- Hi Ezell." Ezell was the Western Regional Commissioner for the Immigration Naturalization Services under Regan.
Cat.3 053(17)
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35mm slide
Chicano art
Cinco de Mayo (Mexican holiday)
Mexican American art
Mexican Americans
Ships in art
Installations (Art)
Crosses in art
Columbus, Christopher
Santa Monica (Calif.)

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