1967 May 13

Mexican-American Students Protest in LA

 

Mexican-American students in Los Angeles, organized as the United Mexican American Students, protested discrimination in the Los Angeles public school system. The protest on this day is believed to be the first such organized protest by Latino students in the city.

Watch Latino student walk out in 1968: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3TKnj0fXZs

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

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

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

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