March for a Martyr: In Memory of Ricardo Falcón
Ricardo Falcón was a promising leader who organized students and community members during the Chicano/a movement. He was a popular activist in Colorado committed to social justice. In August of 1972, he was murdered in Orogrande, New Mexico while traveling to a meeting held in El Paso, Texas. He was shot and killed by a right-wing vigilante named Perry Brunson. Brunson was later acquitted by an all-White jury.
In August of 2012, the community organized a march to remember Falcón on the 40th anniversary of his assassination. Here is a video from the march: