East Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
March 3, 1928 - August 29, 1970
Ruben Salazar was a prominent and award-winning journalist. He was born in Juarez, Mexico and later moved across the river to El Paso, Texas. After attending high school in Texas, he went on to attend the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), served in the US Army for two years and then returned to UTEP to earn his journalism degree in 1954. After graduation, he worked as a reporter with the El Paso Herald Post. In the late 1950s, he moved to California to report for the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat and San Francisco News. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 1959 for an 11-year career that included work as a reporter, Vietnam correspondent, Mexico City Bureau Chief and Chicano issues columnist. While at the Times in the early and late 1960s, Mr. Salazar reported extensively on equal rights activism and advocacy for Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond. In 1970, he was named News Director of Spanish-language KMEX-TV, Channel 34, and became a columnist for the Times.
On August 29, 1970 Mr. Salazar was covering the National Chicano Moratorium against the war in Vietnam and the disproportionate number of Chicanos
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Hispanic Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is August 29, 1970.
Location. 34° 1.428′ N, 118° 11.406′ W. Marker is in East Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Hicks Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Whittier Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3864 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Pueblo de Los Angeles (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Chinese Cemetery Shrine (approx. Chinese Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mexican American All Wars Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Japanese-American Soldiers (approx. 1.4 miles away); Santa Fe Coast Lines Hospital (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hollenbeck Park (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 8, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.