Throughlines: Social Injustice and Activism Los Angeles

Walk for Peace

Photograph caption: "Carrying placards, above, bearing the names of nearly 600 people who died in various kinds of community violence, nearly 200 students marched from George Washington Preparatory High School, 10860 South Denker Avenue, to Jesse Owens County Park yesterday in support of non-violence. Cries of "peace" punctuated the fourth annual walk along Imperial Highway (State Route 90), and some of the demonstrators gave the two-fingered peace sign, right, familiar from the mass movements of the 1960s. The event was carried out as part of a continuing campaign at Washington High to emphasize student achievement and to fight drugs and gangs by offering an alternative form of activity." Herald-Examiner Collection, Los Angeles Public Library.

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