Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement

Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement
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4 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Quest for Homeland
Examines the beginnings of the movement by profiling Reies Lopez Tijerina and the land grant movement in New Mexico in 1966 and 1967. It shows how Tijerina's fight to convince…
Episode 2 The Struggle in the Fields
Examines the importance of Cesar Chavez and his efforts to organize farm workers in the central valley of California. It delineates the various components of Chavez's strategy for farm worker…
Episode 3 Taking Back the Schools
It covers the Los Angeles high school blow outs of 1968 thoroughly and with passion. Part 3 is also likely to be the most interesting to students because they can…
Episode 4 Fighting for Political Power
Discusses the creation of La Raza Unida Party as a third party force for political power and the importance of political rights. It culminates in the 1972 election and the…

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