Chicano Movement for Beginners

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Description

As the heyday of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s to early 70s fades further into history and as more and more of its important figures pass on, so too does knowledge of its significance. Thus, Chicano Movement For Beginners is an important attempt to stave off historical amnesia. It seeks to shed light on the multifaceted civil rights struggle known as El Movimiento that galvanized the Mexican American community, from laborers to student activists, giving them not only a political voice to combat prejudice and inequality, but also a new sense of cultural awareness and ethnic pride.

Beyond commemorating the past, Chicano Movement For Beginners seeks to reaffirm the goals and spirit of the Chicano Movement for the simple reason that many of the critical issues Mexican American activists first brought to the nation’s attention then–educational disadvantage, endemic poverty, political exclusion, and social bias–remain as pervasive as ever almost half a century later.

ISBN: 9781939994646
Publisher: For Beginners
Pub Date: 09/2016
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.50d

Additional information

Weight 0.80 lbs
Dimensions 8.90 × 6.00 × 0.50 in