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Who would have predicted that a little four-page bilingual tabloid produced by La Raza students at SFSU would reach its 46-year anniversary?
Conceived of and produced by then SFSU professor Juan Gonzales and his students, El Tecolote’s mandate was to report on issues of importance to Latinos not covered in the mainstream media: the need for bilingual health and emergency services, racial profiling of Latino youth, a lack of arts coverage for emerging Bay Area Latino artists, and so much more.
Forty-six years later, El Tecolote continues to shed a spotlight on the Latino experience. Here are some historical photographs that have document how far we have come.