By Mario T. García
Based on in-depth interviews performed with 3 key activists, this publication illuminates the lives of Raul Ruiz, Gloria Arellanes, and Rosalio Muñoz—their relations histories and extensively divergent backgrounds; the occasions surrounding their growing to be recognition as Chicanos; the sexism encountered by means of Arellanes; and the aftermath in their political histories.
In his great advent, García situates the Chicano move in la and contextualizes activism in the greatest civil rights and empowerment fight by means of Mexican american citizens in US history—a fight that featured César Chávez and the farm employees, the coed move highlighted via the 1968 los angeles institution blowouts, the Chicano antiwar move, the association of l. a. Raza Unida occasion, the Chicana feminist move, the organizing of undocumented employees, and the Chicano Renaissance.
Weaving this revolution opposed to a backdrop of ancient Mexican American activism from the Nineteen Thirties to the Sixties and the modern black energy and black civil rights events, García provides readers the easiest representations of the Chicano iteration in Los Angeles.
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