The Chicano Movement

"The more [Cesar Chavez] talked, the more I thought that not only could we fight, but we could win"

-Eliseo Medina

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Cesar Chavez

He formed the NFWA (which later became the United Farm Workers) and helped aid strikers around the nation. He gave donations of food and money to the striking workers and led marches. His leadership inspired many Mexican Americans to fight discrimination. His union's symbol, a black Aztec eagle, came to represent the Mexican American civil rights movement. He was respected for his tireless efforts and his commitment to nonviolent protest.

Nationalism and Politics

Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales

He was one of the leading figures in the Chicano movement. He founded the Crusade for Justice, a group that promoted Mexican American nationalism. It offered legal aid, a theater for promoting cultural awareness, a newspaper, and other community services.