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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
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1968: David Sanchez forms Brown Berets
  • Berets organized East LA student walkouts (of classes) demanding smaller classes & more Chicano teachers & administrators
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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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