Day: October 9, 2021

El Movimiento: A Brief History of the Chicano Movement

‘There’s other people that have been oppressed, systematically oppressed, institutionally oppressed, and experienced racism,’ said Dr. Lorena Márquez of UC Davis.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — The Civil Rights Movement was a struggle for racial justice and equality for Black people in the 1950s and 1960s. It was led by civil rights activists, like the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and others who consistently pushed for change and challenged institutional racism against people of color. 

But another fight also emerged. Through the Chicano Movement or El Movimiento, people of Mexican descent struggled for equality and fairness.

“The Chicana-Chicano Movement really forced the U.S. to really break the narrative of the binary of black and white,” said Dr. Lorena V. Márquez, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Davis.

“There’s other people that have been oppressed, systematically oppressed, institutionally oppressed, and experienced racism. The Chicano and

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