West High School March 1969 Blow Out!

 

“West High School March 1969 Blow Out!” describes the events surrounding the student walkout at Denver’s West High School over March 20-21, 1969. Student protestors and their supporters marched through Denver to protest racial discrimination against Chicano students at West and clashed violently with Denver police. This film was produced by the City of Denver Commission on Community Relations circa 1969-1970 and is on loan to History Colorado for the exhibit El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado.