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Chicano Walkouts, Youth Conference; Farm Workers Struggle; Chicano Organizers 
1969, Issue 9

In the 1960s, activism swept Mexican American communities, as it did through the entire United States. A consciousness of the need for unification touched all segments of the community. In many parts of the Southwest, thousands of Chicano high school students walked out of classes to protest low quality education, textbooks with racist elements, and discriminatory attitudes by teachers and administrators. Among university students, a host of protest organizations were formed, resulting in greater emphasis on minority admissions, recruitment and programs of ethnic studies. Organizing also grew among farmworkers, led by Cesar Chavez. In New Mexico, Reies Tijerina led a rebellious movement to recover land, and in Denver, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales organized in the barrios to obtain desperately needed social services. Out of the farmworkers protests grew El Teatro Campesino, an exciting theater group that drew national attention to the struggle.

Topics in this issue:
  • Chicano Walkouts of 1968
  • LULAC and housing plan
  • Farmworkers struggle for justice
  • Catolicos por La Raza (CPLR)
  • Mexican American organizers
  • Co-op in Tierra Amarilla
  • Chicano art and theater
 

La Cronica

 1969
Issue 9