Sal Castro wows them at Festival of Books

A Saturday panel at the LA Times book festival billed as "History, Identity & Purpose: California Chicanos & Beyond" turned into a forum for Sal Castro, an organizer of the East L.A. student walkouts of the 1960s. "Castro stole the show...with total justification," Daniel Hernandez blogs. "Castro showed off posters related to film depictions of the walkouts he helped lead: the 1996 four-part PBS documentary 'Chicano!' and the film 'Walkout!' by Edward James Olmos. This time Castro was presenting, with co-author [Mario] Garcia, the book version of his story: 'Blowout!' by UNC Press."

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