1969 March 27

First National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference Held

 

The First National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference began on this day in Denver, Colorado, sponsored by the Crusade for Justice. Over 1500 young people attended, and celebrated “the new nation of Aztlan.” The four-day conference was one manifestation of the growing Latino-American rights movement. For other important events see the school boycott by Mexican-American students in Los Angeles on May 13, 1967, and the death, under suspicious circumstances, of Los Angeles journalist Reuben Salazar on August 29, 1970.

Learn more at a timeline of Chicano history, 1962–1974: http://chicanomoratorium.org/html/history_timeline.html

Learn more: Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Latino Power, Identity, and Politics in Los Angeles (2005)

And more: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States (2014)

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