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Google honors Denver native Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales who founded the Crusade for Justice

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Friday’s Google slide show doodle honors Chicano educator, boxer, poet and activist Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales.

The slide show is by Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist Roxie Vizcarra, according to a Servicios de La Raza news release.

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Activist Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales is honored in a Google doodle for Friday. Artist Roxie Vizcarra designed the work.

“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.”

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