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...]
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...]
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...]
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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Forty years after the electoral victories of the all-Latino La Raza Unida political party, the founder of the group, … [Read more...]
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In the 1960s the American political landscape was rocked when a new third political party comprised of and directed to … [Read more...]
MOMENT IN TIME “TIJERINA MEETS GALARZA”
What happens when two celebrated Chicano leaders, whose fight for justice and equality of Mexican Americans is legendary, meet for the first time? This is … [Read more...]
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In September of 2017, President Obama rescinded the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program originally initiated by … [Read more...]
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...]
In 1999, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez began an awesome undertaking--to document the lives and stories of Latino veterans of World War II (later her efforts would also include the Korean and Viet Nam … [Read more...]
Rosalio Muñoz was the principal organizer for the 1970 Chicano Moratorium March against the war in Vietnam. The march, which drew 30,000 people, was attacked by police and sheriffs. Hundreds were … [Read more...]
Felipe de Ortego y Gasca was a major in the United States Air Force before embarking on a pioneering career as a scholar, literary critic and educator. Ironically, his literary career only began after … [Read more...]
Lupe Ontiveros - A Remembrance
By Jesús Treviño
On July 26, 2012, acclaimed actress Lupe Ontiveros passed away, the victim of cancer. She left … [Read more...]
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The illegal entry of Latinos to the United States has been characterized as a problem of their doing, "bad hombres" invading the … [Read more...]
Dr. Arturo Rosales is an Arizona-based historian and author of the acclaimed book, Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. Latinopia is proud to honor Dr. Arturo Rosales for … [Read more...]
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...]
By 1970, it was clear that Mexican Americans and other Spanish surnamed Americans were dying in the Vietnam War in numbers disproportionate to their population. Activists called for a march to protest … [Read more...]
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...]
Miguel Algarín is a Puerto Rican poet and social activist renowned as co-founder of the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café. He is the author of more than ten published books of poetry, is the editor of … [Read more...]
In the 1960s, conditions for Mexican Americans and other Latinos in the United States were bleak. Latinos experienced high unemployment, poor housing, a 50% drop out rate at high schools where … [Read more...]