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Student Protest at Washington University

Latin American Student Activism

Prior to the Chicano Movement of the late 60s and early 70s, the young Mexican-American community in the United States was fighting for equal treatment in American society. This climaxed in the East LA walk-outs of 1968 when Mexican-American High School Students throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District took part in a series protests against unequal treatment in LA high schools. The protests rippled through the United States and caused a number of other student-led demonstrations throughout Southwest United States.  

 
                                                                                              Students walk out at Abraham Lincoln High
                                  https://griid.org/2013/03/03/this-day-in-resistance-history-1968-chicano-students-walk-out-in-protest-of-racist-policies/
 

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Databases and key words

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Among the terms used to find the information presented in this libguide are: student protest*, student activism, chican*, mexican american, mexican-american, chicano student blowout*, student blowout*