Hijos del sol

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Artist: Enrique Romero, Felix Vasques, Sal Mendoza, Michael Williams and youth

Location: Pompano Avenue next to Tennyson Liquor

City: Hayward

Date Painted: Started in June 1979 and completed in August 1989

Date Photographed: 2015

Photographer: Ria - IG: @iHellaHeartHayward

Image License: Used with permission

Link to Original Image: https://www.instagram.com/p/yyKZkuRVUZ/

Description: Five sections representing the history of Raza as it has evolved up to the present, as well as expressing Chicano/Latino hopes for the future. Left: Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. Panel 2: The revolutionary period of Mexican history. Center: La Raza's current-day struggle with modern society (person being subsumed by fire, holding boulders and surrounded by solar system). Panel 4: the self-destruction of this supertechnological, Panel 5: A"bridge," symbolizing the crossing over to a new era, "an era of splendor and beauty," in which people will work together to make their communities a better place to live. https://www.docspopuli.org/pdfs/CMM/CMM_V5_No2_1981_Fall.pdf

Notes: details of center panel below.

Ria – IG: @iHellaHeartHayward

More information about the mural is available at Community Murals, Fall 1981: https://www.docspopuli.org/pdfs/CMM/CMM_V5_No2_1981_Fall.pdf