Monthly Archives: November 2012

East Los Angeles Student Walkouts

During the last lapse of the 1960s a controversy was exposed to the public eye. In such controversy, the school system of East Los Angeles, California, was involved. Inside the school system of East Los Angeles, Mexican-American students were being … Continue reading

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Mexican American Youth Organization

The Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) was founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 1967. MAYO was created by Jose Angel Gutierrez, William C. Velasquez, Mario Compean, Ignacio Perez, and Juan Patlan. Gutierrez was given the credit of being the person … Continue reading

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The Crusade for Justice

The Crusade for Justice was marked for being an urban rights and a cultural movement. The movement started in Denver, Colorado during the year of 1965. Similar to the rest to the rest of the Chicano social movements, the Crusade … Continue reading

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La Alianza Federal de Mercedez

In the early 1960s, Reies Lopez Tijerina began the Land-Grant movement in the state of New Mexico. In violation of the provisions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the U.S. war with Mexico in 1848, the property of … Continue reading

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The Farm Workers Movement

The movement that symbolized the Chicano Movement as a whole was the Farm Workers Movement. This popular movement was a civil rights movement that sought justice for Mexican and Mexican-American farm workers. The movement was constituted by a huge labor … Continue reading

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The British Invasion

A musical movement of the mid-1960s, the British Invasion was composed of British rock-and-roll and beat groups whose popularity spread rapidly to the rest of the English-speaking world, especially the United States which, from the beginnings of rock-and-roll music in … Continue reading

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Psychedelic Rock

Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs. It often used new recording techniques and effects and drew on non-Western … Continue reading

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