Oscar Zeta Acosta, Chicano Writer and Activist

Oscar Zeta Acosta began his turbulent, controversial life on April 8, 1935, in El Paso, Texas.  Acosta was a Chicano writer, attorney, and political activist who launched his career defending Latinos in discrimination cases. He wrote “The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo” and “The Revolt of the Cockroach People” in the early 1970’s. Notorious for his friendship with the even more notorious norteamericano writer Hunter S. Thompson, he renounced drugs and alcohol later in his life.  He began to explore his Mexican roots, until his unresolved and unexplained disappearance in the mid-1970s.