Rodolfo Gonzales Professional Boxer

Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzáles (June 18, 1928 – April 12, 2005) was a Mexican American boxer, poet, and political activist. He convened the first-ever Chicano youth conference in March 1969, which was attended by many future Chicano activists and artists. The conference also promulgated the Plan Espiritual de Aztlán, a manifesto demanding self-determination for Chicanos. As an early figure of the movement for the equal rights of Mexican Americans, he is often considered one of the founders of the Chicano Movement. González was born the youngest of Federico and Indalesia González' eight children in Denver, Colorado. His father had immigrated to Colorado early in life from Chihuahua, but he retained the histories of Mexico's struggle against Spanish domination and against Porfirio Díaz, a struggle that culminated in the Mexican Revolution, both of which he imparted to his son. His mother died when he was two years old, and his father never remarried. He and his siblings were raised in Denver's tough "Eastside Barrio", where the Great Depression took an even heavier toll on Mexican Americans.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 18th, 1928
United States of America
Date of death
April 12th, 2005 at age of 76
Place of death
Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Cause of death
Renal failure
Mexican American


1. Manual High School State school

Manual High School is located in the Whittier neighborhood on the east side of Denver, Colorado.

Type State school
1700 East 28Th Avenue , 80205 - Denver, Colorado
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People attended Manual High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1941., Politician
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2. University of Denver Colleges/University

The University of Denver (DU), founded in 1864, is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. The University of Denver is a coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado. DU currently enrolls approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students. The 125-acre (0.51 km) main campus is a designated arboretum and is located primarily in the University Neighborhood, about seven miles (11 km) south of downtown Denver.

Institution info

Type Private school
2013. 403 mil. $
2011. 345 mil. $
Institution colors
2199 S. University Blvd, 80208 - Denver, Colorado
2013. 5,561
2010. 5,455
2009. 5,376
2013. 6,282
2010. 6,387
Acceptance rate
2012. 68.0 %
2010. 68.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 39.7 K $
2010. 35.6 K $
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Notable alumni by gender
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People attended University of Denver connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1932., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1927., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1927., Visual Artist
b. 1927., Politician
b. 1926., Politician
b. 1930., American Football Player
b. 1926., Sportscaster


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