Chapter 31 US

Chapter 31 US - Chapter 31:An Era of Social Change Section...

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Chapter 31:An Era of Social Change Section 1: Latinos & Native Americans Seek Equality *Cesar Chavez - as Mexican-Americans confronted injustices in the 1960’s, Chavez, a farm worker was trying to organize a union for California’s mostly Spanish-speaking farm workers. -As AF’s were fighting for civil rights, Latino’s & NA’s rose up to assert their own rights & improved their lives. -During the 1960’s Latino’s demanded not only equal opportunity, but also a respect for their culture & heritage. established the National Farm Workers Association . -4 years later, this group merged with a Filipino agricultural union, founded by Huerta, to form the *United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). -Chavez believed in using nonviolence to reach his goal. -During the 1960’s, 8 Hispanic Americans served in the House, & one senator was elected. NA Struggle for Equality -NA’s groups had been the poorest of Americans & have suffered from the highest unemployment rate. -IKE’s 1954 “termination policy ”, which relocated NA’s from reservations into urban American life, was a complete failure. -Most who moved to cities remained desperately poor. -In 1968, LBJ established the National Council on Indian Opportunity , to help meet the needs of NA’s. -Dissatisfied by the slow pace of reform, the American Indian Movement
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course HI 251 taught by Professor Ladie during the Fall '07 term at N.C. State.

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