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Salazar, Ruben

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Born: 1928 AD
Died: 1970 AD, at 42 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Journalist

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1928 - Born on the 3rd of March.

 

1929 - Immigrated to US.

 

1956-1957 - Salazar worked in Petaluma for The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

1959 - He moved on to the San Francisco News and in accepted the opportunity to work for The Los Angeles Times.

         - On the 29th of August, he was covering the National Chicano Moratorium March, organized to protest the disproportionate number of Hispanic Americans killed in the Vietnam War.

1971 - He was posthumously awarded a special Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and after the controversy of his death had subsided, Laguna Park the site of the 1970 rally and subsequent police action - was renamed Salazar Park in his honour.

1999 - The California Chicano News Media Association established the annual Ruben Salazar Journalism Awards.










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