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LATINOPIA EVENT 1993 CÉSAR CHÁVEZ AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART

United Farm Worker's President and American civil rights icon César Estrada Chávez died on April 23, 1993 at the age of 66 years. A week prior to his death, he was on a national tour to call attention … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 CÉSAR CHÁVEZ FAST

In 1968, the United Farm Workers were in the third year of a struggle to get California grape growers to sign just contracts with the union. But the strike was becoming ever more violent. Beaten by … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1966 UFW PEREGRINACIÓN (PILGRIMAGE) MARCH

The effort to organize farm workers under a union contract has been a long and difficult struggle. In 1965, César Chávez and Dolores Huerta created what would become the United Farm Workers Union. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1970 CHICANO MORATORIUM

In 1970, at the height of the Vietnam War, Mexican Americans and other Latinos were dying at a rate disproportionate to their numbers in the general population. Organizers in Los Angeles called for a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1930s DEPORTATIONS

During the 1930s, in the shadow of the Great depression, massive numbers of Mexicans who had lived in the United States for years were deported to Mexico. Their children, who were born in the United … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT LIBROTRAFICANTES 4 ” A VISIT WITH ANAYA”

After leaving the Border Bookstore in Mesilla, New Mexico, the caravan carrying banned books to the children of Tucson heads north to Albuquerque for a meeting with renowned author Rudolfo Anaya. On … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 ROBERT KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

Robert Francis Kennedy was shot in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968. The brother of President John F. Kennedy, Robert had just been nominated by the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2010 MORATORIUM ANNIVERSARY

On August 29, 2010 hundreds of Mexican Americans gathered in East Los Angeles to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium March against the War in Vietnam which originally took place … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1930 LEMON GROVE INCIDENT

In 1930, the all-white school board of Lemon Grove, California voted to build a separate schoolhouse for children of Mexican descent. This provoked a community response, a boycott of the "Mexican … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENTS 1967 PUERTO RICO PLEBISCITE

Following the conclusion of the Spanish American War in 1898, the island of Puerto Rico became a colony of the United States. Since that time, Puerto Ricans have debated the best course for the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 SAL CASTRO & THE E.I.C.C.

In March, 1968, Mexican American students from four high schools in East Los Angeles walked out in protest of the inferior education they were receiving. Parents, community activists and clergy met on … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 L.A. SCHOOL BOARD SIT-IN

Following the 1968 East Los Angeles high school walk-outs, thirteen individuals were indicted and charged with conspiracy to disturb the peace.  Sal Castro, a teacher at Lincoln high school was one of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2009 CHICANO ACTIVIST REUNION 3

In this third and final report on the 2009 reunion of Chicano Movement activists,  convened in Dallas, Texas and attended by hundreds of activists,  we hear from reunion organizer José Angel Gutíerrez … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1969 DENVER WOMEN’S CAUCUS

Latinos and Latinas today take gender equality as a given. But in the early days of the Chicano Movement for Civil Rights of the1960s and 1970s, Chicana women activists were often  the unrecognized … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 LIBROTRAFICANTES 1

In 2011, the Arizona State Legislature passed HB 2281, a law which prohibits schools from offering courses at any grade level that advocate ethnic solidarity, promote overthrow of the US government, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 2012 LIBROTRAFICANTES 2

After leaving Houston, Texas, the librotraficante banned book caravan arrived in El Paso, Texas on March 14, 2012. They were met with open arms by local poets and community activists who welcomed the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENTS 1937 PONCE MASSACRE

Following the conclusion of the Spanish American War in 1898, the island of Puerto Rico became a colony of the United States. Soon nationalists like Luis Muñoz Marin and Pedro Albizu Campos were … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENTS 1970 EL RIO PARK

In 1970, the Mexican American communities of Tucson, Arizona, came together to fight for a public park for the children of two of the poorest barrios in the city.  What began as a struggle for a local … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1932 AMÉRICA TROPICAL WHITEWASH

In 1932, the Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros was invited to Los Angeles by the Chouinard Art Institute.  During his six month stay, he painted three murals, the most controversial of which was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1949 BOWIE BEARS

In 1949, the Bowie Bears baseball team,  comprised of Mexican American students at  Bowie High School in El Paso, Texas won the statewide baseball championship. The players came from poor working … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1949 BOWIE BEARS 2

The 1940s was a time when segregation still reigned in Texas and the South. In 1949, a baseball team made up of Mexican Americans kids from Bowie High School in El Paso, Texas, surprised sports fans … [Read more...]