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Latinos & Native Americans Seek Equality. How do other ethnic groups achieve equality in the US?. Latinos Fight for Change. 1966: Dolores Huerta & Cesar Chavez form union called United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFW) Fought for better working conditions for farm workers, mostly in CA

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Latinos native americans seek equality

Latinos & Native Americans Seek Equality

How do other ethnic groups achieve equality in the US?


Latinos fight for change

Latinos Fight for Change

  • 1966: Dolores Huerta & Cesar Chavez form union called United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFW)

  • Fought for better working conditions for farm workers, mostly in CA

  • Used non-violent tactics such as grape boycott

    Brown Power Movement

  • Congress enacts bilingual program (language & culture)

  • Young Mexicans start Chicano Pride movement


Latinos native americans seek equality

  • 1968: David Sanchez forms Brown Berets

  • Berets organized East LA student walkouts (of classes) demanding smaller classes & more Chicano teachers & administrators


Latinos native americans seek equality

Latinos Gain Political Power

  • Immigration policies since 60s create more diversity in America

  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC): files lawsuits to end segregation (precursor to Brown case)

  • Mexican American Political Association (MAPA): Helps get 8 Latinos elected to the House of Reps, 1 Senator

  • La Raza Unida: wants to create independent Latino political movement (candidates run for mayors/school boards


Native americans seek equality

Native Americans Seek Equality

  • 1968, American Indian Movement (AIM): militant Native American rights organization

  • protected themselves from police brutality, argued for further protection of rights

  • Violent confrontations w/ the gov’t – take over Alcatraz Island, shootout with FBI at Wounded Knee, SD

  • Wanted Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) abolished (corrupt)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wd1uLgV7mc&feature=BFa&list=PL9BCBE142AC3414F9


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