Education

Students raise their voices to remember historic East LA walkouts

Van Nuys High School senior Darian Calderon plays the part of Sal Castro, a real-life teacher and key organizer of the 1968 East L.A. Walkouts.
Van Nuys High School senior Darian Calderon plays the part of Sal Castro, a real-life teacher and key organizer of the 1968 East L.A. Walkouts.
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In March of 1968, students from five high schools in East L.A. walked out of their classrooms to protest the unequal education they were receiving. This weekend, students from Van Nuys High School will portray that historical event in an oratorio they wrote with artists from the Los Angeles Master Chorale. 

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This story originally aired on The Frame.