The Chicano Movement

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In History
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Article VIII guaranteed that Mexicans who remained more than one year in the ceded lands would automatically become full-fledged United States citizens.
  • League of United Latin American Citizens

    League of United Latin American Citizens
    Mexican Americans formed organizations to protect themselves from perceived discrimination.
  • Mendez v. Westminster Supreme Court

    Mendez v. Westminster Supreme Court
    prohibited segregating Latino schoolchildren from white children
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    U.S. Supreme Court determined that a “separate but equal” policy in schools violated the Constitution. In 1954, the same year Brown appeared before the Supreme Court, Hispanics achieved another legal feat in Hernandez v. Texas.
  • Hernandez v Texas

    ruling which declared that Mexican Americans and other historically-subordinated groups in the United States were entitled to equal protection under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
  • The Voting Rights Act of 1965

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 now also allows Mexican Americans to vote.
  • Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta

    Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta
    the most well-known fight Mexican Americans waged during the 1960s was that to secure unionization for all farm workers. Chavez went on a 25-day hunger strike in 1968. At the height of their fight, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy visited the farm workers to show his support.
  • Crusade for Justice in Denver in 1966

    Crusade for Justice in Denver in 1966
    Rodolfo (Corky) Gonzales to found the Crusade for Justice in Denver in 1966
  • Poor People's March on Washington in 1967

    Poor People's March on Washington in 1967
    Reies López Tijerina who worked on the land grant movement. He fought to regain control of what he considered ancestral lands. He became involved in civil rights causes within six years and also became a cosponsor of the Poor People's March
  • School Walkouts

    School Walkouts
    Chicano student walk-outs, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Garfield High School, Los Angeles – 4500 students
  • MALDEF

    Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), founded in 1968. modeled after the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, MALDEF has also taken on many of the functions of other organizations, including political advocacy and training of local leaders.
  • Reies Lopez Tijerina jailed

    One of several arrest for his activism.
  • The Chicana Movement Emerges

    The Chicana Movement Emerges
    Chicana women considered feminists. Their objective was to overcome sexist oppression not only from the outside society but also within the Chicano culture.
  • Equal Opportunity Act of 1974,

    staged walkouts from schools in Denver and Los Angeles in 1968 to protest Eurocentric curriculums. Congress passed the Equal Opportunity Act of 1974, which resulted in the implementation of more bilingual education programs in public schools.
  • Madrigal vs. Quilligan,

    Madrigal vs. Quilligan,
    obtained a moratorium on the compulsory sterilization of women and adoption of bilingual consent forms. These steps were necessary because many Hispanic women who did not understand English well were being sterilized in the United States at the time, without proper consent
  • widespread immigration marches

    widespread immigration marches
    widespread immigthe Chicano Movement has continued to expand in its focus and the number of people who are actively involved within the Mexican American communityration marches
  • Sonia Maria Sotomayor

    Sonia Maria Sotomayor
    Sotomayor is the Court's 111th justice, its first Hispanic justice, and its third female justice.
  • Latino's the largest racial minority in the U.S.

    Now the largest racial minority in the U.S., there’s no denying the influence that Latinos have as a voting block