Juan Valdez

 

 

Age: 74

 

Summary: land-grant activist who fired the first shot during a 1967 New Mexico courthouse raid that grabbed international attention and helped to spark the Chicano Movement.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from a heart attack

 

Born: 1938

 

Died: August 25, 2012

 

Location: Canjilon, New Mexico