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José Villa leaves 'legacy of activism'

From early hardship sprang a lifetime of achievement.

 

August 12, 2018

Courtesy photo

Villa speaking in the past few years during an event at the Northern New Mexico Heritage Center outside Espanola.

CLOVIS — After José Villa died in late June at his adobe home in La Villita, he was celebrated in New Mexico, California and beyond for his contributions as a community organizer, scholar and leader in the "Chicano Revolution" of the 1970s. But...



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