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We want our civil rights!. Civil Rights Act of 1964. Outlaws discrimination in employment based on race religion, nationality or sex. Public accommodations Voting Tool Attorney General could withhold federal money from state programs . Mexican Americans.

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civil rights act of 1964
Civil Rights Act of 1964

Outlaws discrimination in employment based on race religion, nationality or sex.

Public accommodations



Attorney General could withhold federal money from state programs

mexican americans
Mexican Americans

Bracero Program Encouraged Migration during WWII

Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) organized in 1960 to elect Mexican Americans

Brown Berets: Group considered radical but organized to fight against police brutality and improve Mexican communities. aligned with SNCC to protest Vietnam War

Cesar Chavez creates United Farmer Workers and leads a strike and nationwide boycott of table grapes. UFW was recognized as a union in 1970.

Changes: California farm workers have the right to have government supervised union elections and judicial support to settle disputes with growers.

Farmers vs. Growers (owners): In 1971 growers supported Proposition 22 which outlawed boycotts and limited secret elections. Proposition was defeated with the help of Chavez.

native americans
Native Americans

800,000 in 1960

Unemployment 10 times national average

Least access to education

National Council of American Indians

alcatraz demands
Alcatraz Demands
  • 1868 Treaty with Sioux Nation states, “any federal land not being used automatically goes back to the Indians.”
  • Alcatraz not being used
  • Ricahrd Oakes a college student suggests taking Alcatraz and argued, “the system never offered me anything that had to do with being

Indian…All they wanted…was…to make

me into a White Indian

American Indian Movement considered a radical wing of Native American groups. In 1969 ALCATRAZ ISLAND occupied for 19 months. AIM was there when United Indians of All Tribes reclaimed federal land in the name of Native Nations


National Organization for Women

“We want full participation into society”

Women’s Rights Branch Women’s Liberation Branch

Older Younger college students

Politically active Working with other groups

Working Called the “new left”

Goal: Use the system for change Goal: Separatist and more


feminism ignites again
Feminism Ignites again

Feminist Mystique 1963 book by Betty Friedan examines the trap of the housewife


'Each suburban wife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffered Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night - she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question - ''Is this all?'' '

Other Issues

Equal Pay Act

Civil Rights Act

Equal Credit Opportunity

Title IX: Colleges and universities receiving federal funds cannot discriminate based on sex

Roe v. Wade

gay rights
Gay Rights

Mattachine Society: Founded in 1950s with the goal of educating the public

Homosexuality linked to security risk in Executive Orders 10450

Local and State Laws targeted homosexuals

Stonewall Riots 1969: known gay bar in NYC targeted by the NYPD Morals Squad. Gay demonstrators force the NYPD into the bar. Outcome leads to some openness regardinig homosexuality as well as the creation of more groups

Gay Liberation Front: Organized after Stonewall and considered radical. Allied with other movement.