Cheech Marin on the Chicano Movement
S37 EP8: A SONG FOR CESAR • Published September 28, 2023 • Joe Skinner, Digital Lead for American Masters
I first knew Richard Anthony Cheech” Marin as one half of the timeless stoner comedy act Cheech and Chong. But once I dug just an inch beneath that surface, I came to know Cheech Marin the art collector, cultural communicator and Chicano legend.
Ahead of the broadcast premiere of A Song for Cesar, I spent some time talking with Marin to pick his brain on the Chicano Movement and on labor leader Cesar Chavez’s role in pushing it forward.