The photo was taken by John Ferrell and first published in June, 1942. The original caption read: “Washington, D.C. Soldier inspecting a couple of “zoot suits” at the Uline Arena during Woody Herman’s Orchestra engagement there.” Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USF35-1326]
(1943) Military men target Latinos in L.A. rioting.
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