I met Oscar during my suit against the university of California system that we won but only after the UC spent $5 million trying to malign me and the Chicano movement. Our narrative was kept alive by students such as Oscar who believed in Chicano studies. They would travel the length of California recording interviews and our side of the narrative. It is now up to this generation to memorialize activists such as Oscar who died tragically and is remembered only by a few. He serves as an inspiration and his story will inspire a generation of students who did not live through his experiences. Tragically as we get away from the 60s and 70s people are forgetting the sacrifices made by idealists such as Oscar who worked for no money recording the struggle of the Mexican people. Oscar’s story is proof that some remember. We must remember.
-Rudy Acuña

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