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AC Valdez Sr.’s great grandson Jared Valdez (right) and great, great grandson Thomas Valdez (left) at Valdez Alley in Ventura, California.

The AC Valdez Project is a creation of Jared Valdez, a doctoral student in the humanities at Faulkner University. Jared is the great grandson of AC Valdez Sr. and interested in preserving his incredible life and legacy. He currently works at the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.

Three generations of Valdezes (circa 1971): Don Valdez Jr. (Jared Valdez’s father), AC Valdez Sr., and Don Valdez Sr. (AC Valdez Sr.’s son and Jared Valdez’s grandfather)