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¡Sí Se Puede! Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight on César Chávez & the UFW
FEATURE STORY September 15 to October 15 marks the annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, for which the theme in 2011 is "Many Backgrounds, Many Stories . . . One American Spirit." Indeed, the 50.5 million Hispanics in the United States offer many unique backgrounds and stories that have contributed to the mosaic of American society. One Hispanic American whose story significantly impacted U.S. history was César Chávez with his motto "¡Sí, se puede!" ("Yes, we can!"). READ MORE NEED TO KNOW The introductory essay in this section provides a history of César Chávez and the United Farm Workers (UFW), chronicling migrant labor in California in the early 20th century and the efforts of the UFW to secure rights for farm workers in the 1960s. The Need to Know also offers a wide variety of supporting reference entries, images, and primary source documents to enhance students' understanding of the farmworker movement. READ MORE EXAMINE Why did the FBI launch an investigation of César Chávez? Find out by reading selected documents from ABC-CLIO's complete and fully annotated collection of files from the FBI's surveillance of the labor leader during the 1960s and 1970s. This activity, which features discussion questions based on the FBI files and other material from the farmworker movement, provides an opportunity for students to develop critical thinking skills by interpreting primary source documents, images, and video. READ MORE
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The American Mosaic: Latino American Experience
The American Mosaic: Latino American Experience
Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement
Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement
César Chávez
César Chávez
Comprehensive, informative, and now even easier to use, this is the latest version of the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos—the largest, fastest growing minority group in the United States. More This book offers an illuminating story of how social and political change can sometimes result from the vision, leadership, and commitment of a few dedicated individuals determined not to fail. More Ilan Stavans has compiled essays and first-person narratives that capture the multiple dimensions of this storied figure. More
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