Latino movement

Latino Americans organize

Latinos Organize

People of Mexican heritage were often treated like the inferiority and outsiders of America by the majority, even though they are citizens of the US. The movement was to get equality and be treated more fairly. Organizations were formed in order to get the word out about what their goal is which is mainly Mexican Americans to get equal rights and be treated better. The help from every Latino who is being mistreated is needed so that they can form a strong united group to get people to listen to their requests. The movement is necessary in order to get equality for everyone and not make people feel inferior. Latinos did not get the benefits that they should've been getting as citizens of the United States.

Key Terms

Repatriation: Being restored or returned to the country of origin, allegiance, or citizenship.

La raza unida: United Nation; A new political party in 1969

Bilingualism: The practice of teaching immigrant students in their own language while they also learned English.

Main People

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta

~ These two individuals organized two groups that fought for farmworkers. In California they went on strike in order to get union recognition, increase their wages and better benefits. Do to the fact that many employers would not listen to their demands, Chavez started a boycott of table grapes. Citizens stopped buying grapes and later on Chavez started a hunger strike, after this the employers noticed how badly it was affecting their industries and finally increased wages and working conditions became better.

Important Quotes

“There’s no turning back…We will win. We are winning because ours is a revolution of mind and heart…”---Cesar Chavez

“I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.”---Cesar Chavez

“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.”---Cesar Chavez

2 Accomplishments

1.) Higher wages

2.) Better working conditions