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By Richard Worth

ISBN-10: 0761441778

ISBN-13: 9780761441779

ISBN-10: 0761446230

ISBN-13: 9780761446231

The Hispanic the USA sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that used to be known as the hot global.

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Then, in March 1966, Chávez led a 300-mile (402km) march from Delano to Sacramento to appeal to California governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown to intervene and recognize the rights of the farmworkers. By this time, the publicity had become too much for one of the largest grape growers, Schenley Corporation. The company agreed to recognize the National Farm Workers Union. S. Senate Labor Subcommittee hearing during the Great Delano Grape Strike. He told the committee the strike would continue until the growers agreed to the demands of the workers.

In response to a civil rights movement led by African Americans, the Johnson administration spearheaded new legislation aimed at ending decades of inequality. Faced with many challenges and some hostility from the Anglo community, Puerto Ricans 1950 S TO 52 1960 S also began to form civil rights groups to improve their living and working conditions. In 1964, Evelina López Antonetty, a Puerto Rican leader in New York, organized the United Bronx Parents organization. They joined with African Americans to protest discrimination in schools.

In 1965, Badillo won election as Bronx borough president, running one of New York City’s five boroughs—geographical areas—of Manhattan. He was the first Puerto Rican to hold this position. S. representative. reached almost 250,000. ” In 1966, a young Puerto Rican named Arcelis Cruz was shot by a white policeman. The Puerto Rican community regarded this act as an example of police brutality, because Cruz had not been carrying a weapon. Riots broke out in Chicago on June 12 and continued for three days.

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