The impact of the Chicana/Chicano Movement on today’s America can be seen in the halls of power, in educational access and equity, museum exhibitions of Chicana/o art, and in positive self-image among Chicanas/os. It is also reflected in media arts, theater, music, and dance. This book provides students investigating Mexican-American or Chicana/Chicano-Latina/Latino social and political activism and social justice advocacy with an overview of the major trends and influences of the Chicana/o Movement during the volatile 1960s and 1970s, and new directions after.
The book is organized alphabetically with entries on significant organizations, places, events, and ideas that were important to the Chicana and Chicano Movement in the United States. Coverage includes protests, marches, walk-outs, strikes, boycotts, and other actions taken to call attention to the injustices Chicanas/Chicanos were experiencing especially throughout the southwest. Unlike other books on the topic, this volume is written specifically for use as a research tool by high school and early college/university students. The content is enhanced with photographs of major events.
- Fosters an understanding of the social, political, cultural, and ideological framework of the U.S. Chicana and Chicano Movement of the mid-1960s, 1970s, and beyond
- Describes important organizations, leaders, events, and places that made up the diverse social movement calling for an end to racist structures that directly impacted Chicana and Chicano communities in the United States
- Provides readers with highlights of the movement with attention to the contributions of women and the arts, sometimes overlooked in other collections on this subject
- Includes resources for further research on each of the topics