Latino-American Civil Rights

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Hispanic, Latino-American Resources

Latino-American Civil Rights - Latino-American General Resources - Hispanic Heritage Month - Is it Hispanic or Latino? - Latino-Americans Military - Latino_American Notable People - Specific Latino Cultural Information - Latino-American Regional Information

Some Specific Latino-American Cultures

Cuban American - Mexican-American - Puerto Rican



Asian-American Resources
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Some Specific Asian-American Cultures

Cambodian-American - Chinese-American - Filipino-American - Hmong-American - Indo-American - Japanese-American - Korean-American - Laotian-American - Persian-American - Thai-American - Vietnamese-American


Afro-American Lesson Plans - Hispanic-Americans / Latino Lesson Plans - Asian-American Lesson Plans - Multiculturalism & Tolerance Lesson Plans


1960s civil rights movements — 1960s Civil Rights for Latinos __ "Throughout the 1960s, and the flourishing of the civil rights movement, 900,000 Latinos were facing unequal rights in the United States. Latinos, any people of Latin American descent, were encouraged to come to this country through the Immigration Act of 1965. Once the Latinos settled down, they realized there were many new obstacles to overcome in their new home."  A good overview of Latino civil rights in the 1960s.  - - 

The 21st Century Civil Rights Movement __ "Arizona’s new immigration law has awakened a sleeping giant, with hundreds of thousands of people finding creative ways to stand in solidarity with Arizona’s Latino community."  An article - From - 

Category:Latino civil rights activists __ Index of pages and articles related to Latino civil rights activists found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia -

César Chávez __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - 

Chicano! A History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement __ "The 1960ss was a turbulent decade in American history, fraught with conflicts over isssues from Civil Rights to the war in Vietnam. The Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, one of the least studied social movements of the 1960s, encompassed a broad cross section of issues—from restoration of land grants, to farm workers rights, to enhanced education, to voting and political rights." - illustrated - From The Journal for MultiMedia History -

Chicano Movement __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia -

Chicano Movement – History and Goals of the Chicano Movement __ "The Chicano Movement emerged during the Civil Rights era with three goals: restoral of land, rights for farm workers and education reforms."  A good overview with links to additional resources. - From -

Chicano Movement Timeline __ Annotated timeline of the Chicano movement from 1962 to 1983. - From - 

Civil Rights Groups Denounce Hate Crimes Against Hispanics __ "U.S. civil rights group are expressing outrage at what police say was a hate crime committed near New York City two weeks ago when a group of teenagers beat and stabbed to death an immigrant from Ecuador." An editorial article. - From - 


Documents of the Chicano Struggle __ You will read about the growth of Chicano nationalism and the desire to re-establish a Chicano homeland in the southwestern part of the United States. "A nation autonomous and free - culturally, socially, economically, and politically - will make its own decisions on the usage of our lands, the taxation of our goods, the utilization of our bodies for war, the determination of justice (reward and punishment), and the profit of our sweat." - From UCLA -

Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California (Mexican Americans) __ You will find a history of Mexican Americans in California and their struggle for equal rights. Use links on the left of page to move back or forth in history. - From -

Hispanic-Americans: an under-represented group in US politics __ An editorial essay with reference to additional resources. - From -

Hispanic civil rights activists cite rise in threats of violence __ News article and editorial from 2008. - From -


A Hispanic Civil Rights Movement __ An editorial about Hispanic Civil Rights. - From - 
Hispanic Group Puts Weight Behind Gonzales __ "The National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights organization, embraced Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales at an awards ceremony last night, breaking with other civil rights organizations that have denounced Gonzales for his role in producing the administration memo that allowed harsh treatment of detainees overseas." You can read the whole story. - From Washington Post -

The Latino Civil Rights Movement __ You will find an essay about the Latino civil rights movement and a couple of responses to the essay. - From -

Latino civil rights pioneer Mario G. Obledo dies at 78 __ News item from 2010.  "Mario Guerra Obledo, a son of Mexican immigrants who became a champion of civil rights and the first Latino official to head a California state agency, died Aug. 18 at age 78." - From - 

Latino Civil Rights Timeline, 1903 to 2006 | Teaching Tolerance __ Well annotated timeline for Latino civil rights. - From -

A Latino movement? Or just a moment? __ "Quite unexpectedly, a population living in the shadows of American society has emerged into full view and found its voice. Illegal immigrants and their supporters are on the march, galvanized by a House immigration bill heavy on enforcement and offering no path to citizenship."  An editorial essay from 2006. - From -

Latinos and Seattle's civil rights history __ "This page is a gateway to the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project resources for exploring the civil rights activism of Latinos in the Pacific Northwest. Included are activist oral histories, research reports, newspaper reports, photographic collections, maps, historical documents. " - From -

Mexican American Civil Rights Movement __ "Resources on the history of the Chicano (Mexican-American) Civil Rights Movement in America." - From -

National Congress For Puerto Rican Rights-NYC Chapter __ "The National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights is a mass membership, activist, grassroots organization dedicated to securing full equality and an end to discrimination against Puerto Ricans."  Learn about the organization and its goals. - illustrated - From - 

National Council of La Raza __ "NCLR is an organization established to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans." - illustrated - From NCLR - 

Not in my name: Latino nominee does not appeal __ A reaction to the appointment of Alberto Gonzales as U.S. attorney general ."Latinos are not so overwhelmingly absorbed in having a top-level Latino member of the president's Cabinet as to overlook a record that consistently substitutes expediency for human rights and due process, especially on issues that have a drastic impact on Latinos, immigrants and the poor." - From -

Obama lifts restrictions on Cuban-Americans visiting the island ... __ News story. - From -,0,3288755.story


Police-State Treatment Of Latino Civil Rights Efforts in Arizona __ An editorial along with comments. - From - 

Profile of Cesar Chavez, Latino Champion of Civil Rights & Fairness __ "Chavez, one of America's great civil rights leaders, admired by world leaders, never owned a home. Never earned more than $6,000 in a year. He owned few possessions and lived simply."  A general overview of his life. - From -

What Martin Luther King, Jr, Did for the Latino Civil Rights Movements __ "...however, MLK was more than an inspirational symbol. He provided resources, public relations, and emotional support to our Latino Civil Rights Movements-in particular, the Chicano Civil Rights Movement."  You will find a brief history of Martin Luther King Jr and the Latino civil rights movement. - From - 


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