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These photographs depict several murals created by youth as part of South El Monte City's outreach projects.

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This is a photo of Polo Morales with his mother during his early childhood.

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A selection of YAPO show advertisements.

Poem by Christine Tran.


"Where are you from?"

LA—El Ay—Los Ángeles—Los

"No, where are you really from?"

I am from east of East LA, where urban meets suburban

I am from the sweat of brows in sweatshops and on construction…

This is a photograph from Ron Reeder's personal collection of the Valley Mall, the same block he depicted in his proposed mural "Godzilla Visits El Monte".

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This video commemorating South El Monte’s All-America City Award for 1974-1975 outlines several of the city's initiatives that helped it earn this award, including a gang-outreach program using muralism to combat graffiti.

Tract Sale May Evict 600 from Hick's Camp-13 Feb 1946.pdf
Newspaper article on the possible eviction of six hundred residents of Hick's Camp, Spanish-speaking community located on the bank of the Rio Hondo, immediately west of El Monte following an announcement by Stanley Hicks. Rev. John V. Coffield …

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Stacy Macías (center) with the Tongues Collective at the Marcha Lébsica in Mexico City.

Stacy Macías (far left) with the Tongues Collective at the Dyke March in Silver Lake, Calif.
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