Latinx Rights in 1960s California

In the 1960s, historically marginalized groups across the United States organized to claim the rights they had long been denied. The lessons below help educators and students explore two pivotal moments in the Latinx rights movement in California: the East LA school walkouts in 1968 and the Delano grape workers’ strike that began in 1965.

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Examine the relationship between education, identity, and activism through an exploration of the East Los Angeles school walkouts.

Explore the first year of the Delano grape strike as you reflect on the question, how can people work together to raise their voices and demand the rights they’ve been denied?

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