Lectures & Learning

“My Life and My Family in the Chicano Movement”

When: Thu., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. 2016

Rita Martinez Melgares was a prominent figure in the Chicano movement of the 1970s, an activist and attorney alongside her brothers, Reyes and Francisco "Kiko" Martinez. In 1973, Francisco was falsely accused of sending letter bombs, an accusation it took Melgares and her team a decade to refute. Reyes, one of "Los Seis de Boulder," was killed in the first of two car bombings in Boulder in May, 1974, dubbed "the most important unsolved crimes in Boulder County history" by Boulder Weekly. Tonight, Melgares will speak at the El Pueblo History Museum as part of the ongoing El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado and Pueblo exhibit. The event is titled "My Life and My Family in the Chicano Movement." 7 p.m., 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, free, historycolorado.org. — Griffin Swartzell

Price: Free


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