Los Siete. Seven Latin brothers from the Mission streets on trial now at the Hall of Justice / ¡Free Los Siete! [caption title]
Los Siete. Seven Latin brothers from the Mission streets on trial now at the Hall of Justice / ¡Free Los Siete! [caption title]
Los Siete. Seven Latin brothers from the Mission streets on trial now at the Hall of Justice / ¡Free Los Siete! [caption title]

Chicano Psychedelia

Los Siete. Seven Latin brothers from the Mission streets on trial now at the Hall of Justice / ¡Free Los Siete! [caption title]

Notes: This is the most dramatic and attractive publication from the Free Los Siete incident and one of most decorative pieces of Chicano protest material from the period.

The folio-sized publication is printed on a single sheet of newsprint folded to make four pages. One side is printed in orange, green, lemon yellow, and burgundy, reflecting the influence of psychedelia. The rear cover simply reads ¡Free Los Siete de la Raza! The front cover has more descriptive text, "Los Siete. Seven Latin brothers from the Mission streets on trial now at the Hall of Justice. Two pigs attacked them and one pig shot the other. Everyday our brothers are on trial for murder in Dept. 23. It could have been any of us. Come see about Los Siete. 850 Bryant / 10:00–4:00 / 3rd floor."

Inside, printed in black only, is a history of the case in which seven Latinos from San Francisco were charged and ultimately acquitted of killing a police officer. The trial galvanized the Mission District of San Francisco and the protests eventually grew into a social service movement that lasted for a few years.

Single large folio sheet, folded to make four 11.5" x 16" pages. Printed on white, non-acid newsprint.

OCLC records two copies (428811130 and 1125978585) at Indiana University and Michigan State.

Edition + Condition: Near fine with some nicks to the edges.

Publication: San Francisco: People's Press, (n.d. but late 1969 or early 1970).

Item No: #13936

Price: $500