Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Journalist Ruben Salazar Honored with Postage Stamp

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A U.S. postal stamp honoring Latino journalist Ruben Salazar, a Mexican-American news reporter killed by police on August 29, 1970, is to be officially issued on April 22. Salazar, who was born in 1928 and wrote for the L.A. Times and served as news director for KMEX in Los Angeles, was killed during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War in East Los Angeles, CA. Stamps honoring four other journalists – Martha Gellhorn, John Hersey, George Polk and Eric Sevareid are also going to be issued the same day. This is the first stamp honoring a Latino journalist ever issued.

See a commentary piece by Dr. Roberto Cintli Rodriguez that appeared in La Prensa San Diego here: http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=f04bd70dcddc6195f6200680ea8c5109

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