Abelardo Barrientos "Lalo" Delgado died of cancer a couple of weeks ago. His death is a huge casualty to the Chicano community, and not just here in Denver where he lived, but in Texas and New Mexico and California, too -- wherever Chicanos (that unique Hispanic substratum here in the Southwest) have settled. Best known for his work "Stupid America," a classic 1969 diatribe against the kind of racism that senselessly holds down people of color, Lalo was more than a poet. He was a bighearted educator and an activist who linked arms with Corky Gonzalez and Cesar Chavez, as well as a founding member of Denver's Chicano Humanities and Arts Council, a cultural meeting place that still opens its doors to a struggling... More >>>
The late Fred Sanchez in front of the City Walls murals at La Familia Recreation Center.