Carlos Montes Papers

California State University, Los Angeles
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
Chicano Movement Anti Bakke East LA Blowouts Montes, Carlos Brown Berets PODER Proactive Organization Dedicated to Empowerment of Raza East Los Angeles
Carlos Montes (1947- ) is a nationally respected leader in the Chicano, immigrant rights, and anti-war movements. Montes was born December 28, 1947 in El Paso, Texas while his family lived in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He lived his early childhood in the border town of Juarez, in 1956 his family moved to South Los Angeles the Florencia area, and later to Boyle Heights and East L.A. Montes’ father worked in a factory assembly line manufacturing coffee tables as a member of the Carpenters Union industrial section, while his grandfather, Alejandro Alvarado, was a member of Pancho Villa’s revolutionary army. His family was raised with stories told by his mother of the Mexican revolution. Montes graduated from Miramonte Elementary School, Hollenbeck Junior High School and Garfield High School. At East Los Angeles College (ELAC), Montes joined the Mexican American Student Association in 1967, after participating in student government. He founded the La Vida Nueva Chicano student group at
Dates covered:
English, Spanish
Collection Size:
12.34 linear ft.