October 1st marks a remembrance day for Rodolfo Corky Gonzales. He was a boxer and activist.
Google’s Friday slideshow doodle honours the Chicano educator, boxer, poet and activist Rodolfo Corky Gonzales.
The slideshow used by Google was designed by a Brooklyn, New York-based artist Roxie Vizcarra, according to a Servicios de La Raza news release.
“In addition to being a champion in the boxing ring, he was also a champion for racial and socio-economic justice as one of the most influential leaders of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement,” the release said of Gonzales.
“On this day (Oct. 1) in 1970, the Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios, founded by Corky and his family, opened its doors as the first private school in United States history with a focus on Chicano/Mexican-American cultural studies.”
Rodolfo Corky Gonzales is a well-respected activist and all his efforts to mankind will never be forgotten.