Free Hugo Blanco

Title

Free Hugo Blanco

Subject

unknown

Description

Leader of the Campesino Confederation of Peru, Hugo Blanco Galdos led a working-class and peasant revolt in Cuzco, advocating for peasant rights to education, legal justice, and agrarian reform measures. Blanco was arrested in the early-1960s for allegedly shooting a police officer. His case received national and international support as Hugo Blanco represented the long-standing police corruption in Peru as well as the Peruvian government’s anti-trade unionist politics. From a U.S. perspective, this button suggests the global perspective of the New Left during the 1960s and 1970s.

Creator

unknown

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. late-1960s

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

unknown, “Free Hugo Blanco,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed September 17, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/251.

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