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A_CHAPTER31 - An Era of Social Change Latinos Native...

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A leader of the Crow tribe protesting the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave the state of Montana, rather than the Crow people, control of the Big Horn riverbed. (1981). An Era of Social Change Latinos, Native Americans, and women seek equality in American society. The ideals and lifestyles of the counterculture challenge the values and priorities of mainstream society. NEXT
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NEXT An Era of Social Change SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 Latinos and Native Americans Seek Equality Women Fight for Equality Culture and Counterculture
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Section 1 Latinos and Native Americans Seek Equality Latinos and Native Americans confront injustices in the 1960s. NEXT
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The Latino Presence Grows Latinos of Varied Origins • 1960s Latino population grows from 3 million to 9 million • Mexican Americans largest group, mostly in Southwest, California • 1960, almost 900,000 Puerto Ricans settle in U.S., mostly in NYC • Cubans flee communism, form communities in NYC, Miami, NJ • Central Americans, Colombians come to escape civil war, poverty • Many Latinos encounter prejudice, discrimination in jobs, housing Latinos and Native Americans Seek Equality 1 SECTION NEXT Map
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The Farm Worker Movement César Chávez helps form United Farm Workers Organizing Committee • 1965 grape growers do not recognize union; Chávez sets up boycott • 1970 co-founder Dolores Huerta negotiates contract 1 SECTION NEXT Latinos Fight for Change Cultural Pride • Puerto Ricans, Chicanos demand cultural recognition, better schools • 1968 Bilingual Education Act funds bilingual, cultural programs • Brown Berets organize walkouts in East LA high schools Continued . . . Image
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Continued Latinos Fight for Change Political Power • Latinos organize, help elect Latino candidates from major parties • League of United Latin American Citizens works for rights since 1929 La Raza Unida works on independent, Latino political movement - runs Latino candidates, wins in local races • Reies Tijerina confronts government over farmers’ rights in NM 1 SECTION NEXT
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