For many in the Chicano/Latino Community the date August 29th or the words Chicano Moratorium carry that same sort of import.
It is a day that is pivotal in Chicano and Latino civil rights history.
The quotes and links below will lead you to writings that discuss the Chicano Moratorium.
the Chicano Moratorium
Posted By Luis J. Rodriguez on August 28, 2007
It will be thirty seven years August 29 after the Chicano Moratorium against the Viet Nam War was first held in East Los Angeles — at the time the largest anti-war demonstration in a community of color in the country. Some 30,000 people came from all over Los Angeles, the Southwest, and other parts of the country to proclaim, “Ya Basta”–that’s enough. It also became the scene of one of the worse police abuse cases in the country when LA County sheriff’s deputies attacked the mostly peaceful crowd at Laguna Park, enacting hundreds of arrests, causing hundreds of injuries, and resulting in at least three dead. One of those killed was Chicano reporter Ruben Salazar — the only national media voice Chicanos had at the time.