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The Chicano Movement for BeginnersBy Maceo MontoyaHisham TaherHistory B17BOlliver RosalesApril 4, 2017Taher 1
The term Chicano had two meanings to the Meshicanos, the first one is that it made a connection not only to their Mexican roots but also to their native past. The second meaning was that the Meshicanos did not like to be called Hispanic because it was referenced to Spain. In my opinion, Even though the Chicano Movement opened so much opportunities for different cultures to be accepted, this fight well always be remembered in history.The movement begins by profiling Reies Lopez Tijerina and the land grant movement in New Mexico in 1966 and 1967. The Chicano Movement talked about one of the important leaders Tijerina's, and how he fought to assure the federal government to honor the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848 galvanized Mexicans and Mexican Americans across the Southwest. After that, it moves on to discuss Rodolfo CorkyGonzales and his founding of the Crusade for Justice in Denver in 1966. Ilearned from his poemI am Joaquin, that it tells how Gonzales reached out to Chicano youth. This segment is useful for its discussion of the roots of Chicano nationalism through its affirmation of cultural identity grounded in Aztec myths such as that ofAztlanthe mythical Chicano homeland. Another character was La Huelga (the strike), together with land-grant movement in New Mexico, that first forced this forgotten minority into the public eye and proclaimed the emergence of a new civil and human rights movement. The migrant laborers,