Sal Castro

Sal Castro's Death

Born (Birthday) October 25, 1933

Death Date April 15, 2013

Age of Death 79 years

Cause of Death Cancer

Place of Death Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, United States

Profession Civil Rights Leader

The civil rights leader Sal Castro died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Teacher and activist who led the East Los Angeles high school walkouts, which protested unequal school conditions in 1968.

He was drafted into the army after graduating high school, but the Korean War ended, and he left the base to marry his high school sweetheart.

He lectures about his part in the school walkouts and on the importance of education for Mexcian-Americans.

Personal Life

He had two children with his wife Charlotte Lerchenmuller.

His was played by Michael Pena in the 2006 HBO film The Walkouts, which was directed by Edward James Olmos.

How did Sal Castro die?

From LA TImes: Sal Castro, a veteran Los Angeles Unified School District teacher who played a central role in the 1968 “blowouts,” when more than 1,000 students in predominantly Latino high schools walked out of their classrooms to protest inequalities in education, died in his sleep Monday after a long bout with …