Tierra Amarilla, Northern New Mexico

Tierra Amarilla New Mexico. A building with graffiti referring to the Tierra Amarilla Courthouse raid 50 years ago on June 5, 1967.

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Here are some links should you want to know more:
Chicanos, Aztlán and the Tierra Amarilla courthouse raid.
The Courthouse Raid Recalled
New Mexico marks 50th anniversary of Chicano courthouse raid
Remembering the Tierra Amarilla Courthouse Raid 50 Years Later: June 5, 1967
“Rousers of the Rabble”

Thanks for looking. G

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6 thoughts on “Tierra Amarilla, Northern New Mexico

  1. Wonderful picture, great links. There is a book – probably long out of print – called Tijerina and the Courthouse Raid that follows this action and explores the philosophy and stance of the resistors. When I first lived in Taos in 1981, there was a day that a small group of protesters went marching down the main road, chanting, holding signs, demanding to be heard. Damned if it wasn’t Tijerina. I was star struck. He was portrayed as a buffoon by the establishment, but was a brilliant, charismatic, passionate man who lived with deep purpose. May we all be so courageous.

    Anyway. Very much enjoying your photography and appreciate your generosity, Geraint. It was a privilege to meet you once, many many years ago.

    1. Thank you Jocelyn. What a great story and moment. I believe I know that book and will try to find it. I trust you are well. Best to you. Geraint

  2. A nice image and bit of history nicely supplemented by links to the background story. I had never heard of the land grant issue or the raid and it was fascinating reading.

    1. Thanks Rob. I thought it would be enlightening after I read them. I knew about this from long ago. I enjoyed a refresh myself. G

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