Manazar Gamboa was a Chicano poet and playwright who had spent much of his early years in prison. This collection consists
of his plays, poems, and writing notes. It also includes research material on Chavez Ravine, the neighborhood where he grew
up, which was demolished to make way for Dodger Stadium.
Born in East L.A. in 1934 and raised in Chavez Ravine, Manazar Gamboa spent his youth picking crops with his family across
the Central and San Fernando Valley. As one of the first Latino students to attend Nightingale Junior High in Cypress Park
he rebelled against school authorities by speaking Spanish.
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